The uproar over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s elbowing incident in the House of Commons continued Thursday as Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose called the prime minister’s actions “unsettling.”
While addressing the House, Ambrose said what happened Wednesday evening “was very unsettling for everyone in this chamber.”
“His behaviour was unbecoming of leader,” she said.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized again for his physical encounter with opposition MPs on the floor of the House of Commons.
Trudeau rose in the House to apologize to all MPs, the Speaker and also Ruth Ellen Brosseau, with whom he collided while trying to hurry the Conservative whip to his seat.
Trudeau says the intervention was not appropriate, and that it wasn’t his role to try to expedite the vote that was scheduled to take place.
I apologize to my colleagues, to the House as a whole, and to you, Mr. Speaker, for failing to live up to a higher standard of behaviour.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 19, 2016