Ontario’s legislature is back in session, after the longest recess in nearly a quarter-century, and politicians were on their best behaviour.
The government has said it wanted to move away from the partisan squabbles and regular standing ovations that were a fixture in the legislature during its first year in power.
Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece says he’s fully behind the move.
“The speaker was having an awful time controlling the members in the house and, you know, after a while it’s meaningless, standing ovations are meaningless.”
Politicians normally return for the fall session in early September, but the five-month break meant the house didn’t sit during the federal election campaign.