Who are the most active participants in the back-and-forth of Queen's Park? One way to find out is to look at all of the speeches in Hansard made over the last couple years and add up the length of each speech. OntarioMonitor has done that and ranked the MPPs below.
|Rank||Speaker||Total Characters in Speeches||Average Speech Length||# of Speeches|
|1||Kathleen O. Wynne||1470846||521||2823|
|14||Steven Del Duca||702768||1748||402|
|15||Glen R. Murray||693580||1018||681|
A couples notes about the methodology:
1. This looks at the number of characters in each speech, not word count, to more accurately reflects "talk time".
2. Interjections aren't captured by this data. If the official Hansard didn't note that someone was a speaker then they weren't counted.
3. You can download the data for all 130 MPPs here (there are more than just the current 107): hansard_speeches_length_2015may5.csv.