The Canadian Press

2016-05-19 | Commons Scuffle

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There was chaos in the Commons yesterday, with a New Democrat MP accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of elbowing her during a confrontation before a vote to limit debate on the government's assisted-dying bill. Quebec New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau says she was so shocked by the encounter, she had to leave the chamber. Outside the Commons, the NDP's Peter Julian said he'd never seen anything like it in his 12 years as an MP. (Trudeau characterized his actions as unacceptable, apologized and said he will look for opportunities to make amends.)

Date: 2016-05-19
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << for the prime minister to act in that way so completely inappropriately and then not jump to apologize but kind of dance around the possibility of somebody was offended you should have known that what he did was absolutely inappropriate >>