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Bob Rae is Parliamentarian of the Year
November 22, 2011
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Macleans magazine just announced the winners of their Parliamentarian of the Year 2011 awards. The overall winner is Liberal Bob Rae, who the magazine praises for his ability to hold the attention of Parliament when he speaks, and for his tendency to be "Stephen Harper's toughest test each afternoon".

The Lifetime Achievement award went to Jack Layton. Macleans points out that Jack is remembered more often for his personal qualities and campaigning abilities than his parliamentary style and strategy, but that he was "an uncommonly talented - and unusually shrewd - performer inside the house".

Some other winners were John Baird for "best orator", Chris Alexander for "best rookie", and Joe Comartin for "most knowledgeable". The overall winner, Mr. Rae, let our cameras visit his house at Halloween:


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