Commons F-bomb exchange mild compared to past rowdiness: Historian

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Peter Van Loan. (Chris Roussakis/QMI Agency)

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 4:22 PM ET

OTTAWA — As far as near donnybrooks go, the temper tantrum in the Commons this week was a mild display of naughty NDP and Tory MPs behaving badly.

Back when horses and buggies were fashionable, MPs regularly got rowdy in the House and sometimes things went beyond cussing, finger wagging and spilled Scotch.

"We're probably as well-behaved now as the House has ever been. It was much worse in the past," historian Ned Franks said.

 

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