Originally published on the DaninOttawa.com website on June 3rd, 2011.
Today was my first formal day inside the House as Members of Parliament cast our votes to elect our new Speaker. A special congratulations to Andrew Scheer MP, who has been elected as our new Speaker of the House and I know he will do a great job in our new Parliament.
Today was also the day of seat assignments within the house, although I am told that there may yet be some further changes. I am in seat 183 in the far back corner of the chamber. In real estate terms, my seat would be a corner lot.
Since we hold a majority of seats within the house, the overflow for the Government goes on the other side. Traditionally this overflow is called ``The Rump``. But after discussing it with my colleagues, we thought it best to refer to ourselves as the `Conservative Corner Caucus`. My seatmates hail from all over Canada, with a variety of backgrounds and ideas, but we are all ready to work hard and serve our constituents and country.
For the official map of the house seating plan, please see the document below; I suggest clicking the full screen button- it is easier to view.
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