via The Toronto Star
Playing it safe, Ontario MPPs have elected veteran Progressive Conservative MPP Ted Arnott as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
Arnott, a 28-year member who represents Wellington-Halton Hills, edged Conservative MPPs Randy Hillier, Jane McKenna, and Rick Nicholls for the right to referee the sometimes raucous proceedings in the House.
“I want to thank all of you for your support as I undertake this new responsibility,” said the new Speaker, who succeeds former Liberal MPP Dave Levac …
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