It’s a shame when the leader of Canada’s government is incapable of behaving with grace and resorts to physically bullying opposition MPs.
_”An emotional Brosseau said later in the House that she had been “elbowed in the chest by the prime minister,” bringing Trudeau to his feet once again to “apologize unreservedly.”
Brosseau said she was so upset from the incident that she had to leave the chamber, subsequently missing the vote.
Her NDP MP colleague, Nikki Ashton, said she was deeply troubled by Trudeau’s actions.
“I am ashamed to be a witness to the person who holds the highest position in our country do such an act. I want to say that for all of us who witnessed this, this was deeply traumatic, what I will say, if we apply a gendered lens, it is very important that young women in this space feel safe to come here and work here,” she said.
“He made us feel unsafe and we’re deeply troubled by the conduct of the prime minister of this country.”
Julian said later what transpired was unacceptable.
“There is not a parallel in contemporary Canadian history. We hear about members becoming physical in other countries but that is not Canada,” Julian said as MPs raised points of privilege after the vote.”_