OTTAWA – A New Democrat MP says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “manhandled” another member on the floor of the House of Commons just prior to a key vote.
Peter Julian says he has never seen such behaviour in his 12 years in the House. Other NDP members agreed with that sentiment.
— Don Davies, MP (@DonDavies) May 18, 2016
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.
Speaker Geoff Regan could barely make himself heard as he tried to read the text of the motion.