Think-tank breaks down debate in Commons, declares NDP Canada’s chattiest party

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Members of Parliament often speak and sometimes shout in the House of Commons. But which MP stands up and talks the most?

It’s NDP MP Peter Julian, the energy and natural resources critic, according to new data from Samara, a non-profit political think-tank that examines the state of Canada’s democracy.

Next on the chatterbox list is Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux and then Green Party leader Elizabeth May. In fourth spot is Tory MP and Parliamentary Secretary Kellie Leitch.

Samara came up with the list using data from their recent democracy report Lost in Translation or Just Lost?, which examined 54 days of debate in the House of Commons in 2012.

The think-tank then used that data to generate estimates of how many words MPs spoke in the 129 days the House sat last year.

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