November 22, 2021
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed the re-election of the Honourable Anthony Rota as Speaker of the House of Commons as part of the return of Parliament.
Canadians expect Members of Parliament to work together to address the issues that matter most to the country. Canada’s democracy relies on trust in our public institutions, healthy debate, and the right of all elected representatives to speak freely and be heard in the House of Commons.
The role of the Speaker is critically important, as they interpret parliamentary rules and traditions in an impartial manner.
The Speaker is also responsible for overseeing the administration and management of the House of Commons, and for fulfilling ceremonial and diplomatic duties.