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  Tory backbencher changes her to name to Candice Bergen
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Last EditedMonsieur  Sep 18, 2012 12:01pm
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AuthorAndy Radia
News DateTuesday, September 18, 2012 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThose of you that were around in the 1990s will undoubtedly remember the CBS hit sitcom, Murphy Brown, where actress Candice Bergen played a feisty anchorwoman in the title role.

Well, get ready for the Murphy Brown jokes on Parliament Hill because we now have our very own Candice Bergen.

Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner rose in the House Monday to announce that she is reverting to her birth name: Candice Bergen.

"I rise today to inform you, my colleagues and my constituents that I have decided to return to my birth name, Candice Bergen," she said.

"I realize that many will associate that name with a popular actress but it is in fact the name that my parents gave me ... So Mr. Speaker, if you hear on the Hill that Candice Bergen is here, it's not Murphy Brown people will be referring to, it will be me."
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