On the first day of the 43rd Parliament, MPs convene in the House of Commons chamber to elect their Speaker. Five candidates are in contention for the role, including Geoff Regan, who served as Speaker in the previous Parliament.
Liberal MP Anthony Rota, who served as assistant deputy Speaker in the last Parliament, is elected the new Speaker and thanks MPs for their support. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes congratulatory remarks, along with Opposition Leaders Andrew Scheer (Conservative), Yves-François Blanchet (Bloc Québécois), Jagmeet Singh (NDP) and Parliamentary Leader Elizabeth May (Green). (December 5, 2019)(December 5, 2019)