The House of Commons appeared to be in utter chaos Wednesday, with the prime minister at the centre of the melee.
Justin Trudeau was accused of “manhandling” the Conservative whip and elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau on the floor of the House of Commons just prior to a vote on controversial assisted-dying legislation, Bill C-14.
“I was standing in the centre talking to some colleagues,” Brosseau told the House after calm was restored. “I was elbowed in the chest by the prime minister and then I had to leave.
Trudeau says he was just trying to help the Conservative party whip through a throng of MPs prior to the vote and insists he never intended to hurt anyone.