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Elizabeth May Has Been At War With Heckling For Years

05/30/2017 06:26 EDT | Updated 05/31/2017 03:28 EDT

The House of Commons can be a beautiful haven for the democratic exchange of ideas.

In theory.

Other times it can be filled with the shouts and murmurs of middle-aged politicians, consumed by what is surely the adrenaline rush that is Canadian political debate.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May has been a vocal critic of MPs who contribute to the latter scenario. Over the years, she has stood in the House to call out members who heckle and make Parliament look like — as she described it in 2014 — "bad high school theatre."

Watch the video embedded above for some of May's memorable anti-heckling moments.

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