Inside Politics

Answering the call on Commons decorum

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MPs take their mobile devices into the House of Commons. We see them use them all the time, reading and sending text messages.

But a ringing phone? That's a total no-no.

Which might explain why some government MPs went nuts when a phone rang not just once, but twice, during Newfoundland and Labrador MP Jack Harris' question to Defence Minister Peter MacKay during Wednesday's question period.

House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer let it go. Both times.
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