Chaos Erupts On Hill: Trudeau Apologizes For Physical Contact With NDP MP
The House of Commons appeared to be in utter chaos Wednesday, with the prime minister at the centre of the melee.
Opposition MPs claim Justin Trudeau elbowed NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau on the floor of the House of Commons just prior to a vote on controversial assisted-dying legislation, Bill C-14.
Conservative MP David Sweet said the prime minister behaved like bully.
I have never seen a display of bully behaviour by a Canadian politician let alone a Prime Minister as I witnessed just now in the Chamber.— David Sweet (@DavidSweetMP) May 18, 2016
Trudeau apologized after the incident “I came in physical contact with a number of members as I extended my arm,” Trudeau said. “I did not intend to offend or impact on anyone.” “I apologize for that undeservedly, I take responsibility.”
The incident had the Commons in an uproar as MPs shouted and pounded their desks, drowning out some of Julian’s words as a remarkable scene unfolded on the floor of the Commons.
Trudeau says he was just trying to help the Liberal party whip through a throng of MPs prior to the vote and insists he never intended to hurt anyone.
Tempers have been running high in the Commons all week as the government pushes through a motion to limit debate on its controversial assisted-dying legislation, Bill C-14. Other MPs also provided their reaction on Twitter.
So Justin Trudeau's increasingly dictatorial conduct has now turned into physical bullying of MPs. Bizarre, unforgivable, unprecedented.— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 18, 2016
I guess this is what the Liberals get for choosing a former bar bouncer as their Leader.— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) May 18, 2016