House Speaker Anthony Rota Recovering From Bypass Surgery

By The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
March 22, 2022 Updated: March 22, 2022

House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota was doing well after undergoing coronary bypass surgery.

A statement from the Office of the Speaker says the Liberal MP was “resting comfortably” following the scheduled procedure in Sudbury, Ont.

Rota was elected to a second term as Speaker in November after first being chosen for the post in 2019.

He has been widely praised, including by opposition parties, for steering the House through the COVID-19 pandemic in a fair and non-partisan manner.

Rota was first elected to the House in 2004 in the Ontario riding of Nipissing-Timiskaming.

Deputy Speaker and Conservative MP Chris d’Entremont presided over question period in the House of Commons on Tuesday.