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Perth-Wellington MPP welcomes move away from partisan squabbles in legislature

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.

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