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Speaker - The role of the speaker is to guide Parliament through its agenda, and recognizing members of the House to speak if they wish to debate or question a decision in the house. It is a vastly important role in the Westminster system of political governance, and without one, government cannot function. Traditionally, the Speaker, after elected, feigns reluctance, and is dragged to the Speaker chair by the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, dating back to a time in Britain where the Speaker had to relay news to the Monarch, and would often lose his head if the news wasn’t good!

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Episode Title: The Speaker and The Hung Parliament

Teaser: Poor government planning led to a delayed response to the Fort McMurray wildfire, no one wants to be Speaker in BC, and a look at the UK election. Plus, how should media report terrorism at home after an attack in Toronto?

Recorded Date: June 10, 2017

Release Date: June 10, 2017

Duration: 34:48

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