Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Has Slick Lost It?
A bizarre spectacle in the House of Commons during the debate on the Liberal government's blatantly unconstitutional assisted dying legislation.
Video shows Trudeau crossing the floor, taking the Tory Whip, Gord Brown, by the arm and ushering him back to his seat. There was apparently some further scuffling in which Trudeau allegedly elbowed NDP MP Ruth Brosseau. That led to a shouting match between Trudeau and Angry Tom Mulcair following which Trudeau apologized "unreservedly" to Brosseau. It's not apparent from the video that the Brosseau incident was intentional.
CTV's Don Martin explained that Trudeau saw that the Tory Whip was being blocked, apparently intentionally, by several NDP MPs to prevent Brown from taking his seat.
At one point Liberal MPs rose from their desks and a number crossed to the opposition side of the House.
This is pretty bizarre. A prime minister crossing the floor to take the Tory Whip, like some errant schoolboy, by the arm and send him back to his seat. Is Trudeau cracking up? Does he imagine he truly is the Dauphin?
As for Ms. Brosseau, she seems to have all the dramatic skills of a World Cup footballer.
Sorry but the CBC clip wouldn't embed. Follow the link above and watch it for yourself. What do you think?
On reflection I think the incident revealed that the NDP stunt revealed that Trudeau allowed them to push his buttons. Angry Tom's feigned indignation was pure bullshit and Brosseau's plaintive whinge about how she was so distraught that she had to leave the House to collect herself was befitting a World Cup footballer staging a foul.