The speaker of the Ontario Legislature is trying to reign in unruly behavior.
Ted Arnott is asking MPP’s to try and refrain from giving standings ovations every time someone stands to ask or answer a question.
He says the Quebec Legislature has already dealt with this type of behavior.
“The National Assembly in Quebec does not allow ovations or applause of any kind during their proceedings. It was a decision that they took themselves and that enhances decorum and, ultimately I would expect, enhances public respect for their members and their parliament as a whole.”
The Conservative caucus tried to curb their enthusiasm recently but still rose a couple of times with standing ovations during Question Period.