Trudeau apologizes after 'manhandling' Conservative and elbowing NDP MP in House of Commons
On the morning of May 18, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered a second apology for physically assaulting two MPs in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon.
Video reveals Prime Minister Trudeau walking briskly across the floor towards Opposition whip Gord Brown and grabbing him by the arm. In the process, Trudeau encounters Brosseau, who was seen physically reacting after the contact.
Conservatives claim this event was a symptom of a Liberal ethos to suppress debate in parliament — a criticism that was waged against the previous government by the Liberals.
The NDP say they have noticed this parallel and agree with the Conservatives that an apology by Trudeau is insufficient.
On The Current, CBC national affairs editorChris Hallexplains the context of this altercation, and the likely fallout for the Liberals.
This segment was produced by The Current's Pacinthe Mattar.