Prime Minister Trudeau has quite rightly apologized for his egregious behavior in the House of Commons on Wednesday, and now , an All Party Parliamentary Committee will review the incident.
There is no excuse for the Prime Minister’s actions, but he owned his mistake and took full responsibility for his actions.
So now, how about an apology from the NDP ?
A slowed down video of the incident shows that three NDP MP’s, Tom Mulcair, David Christopherson and Ruth Ellen Brosseau were intentionally blocking the path of Conservative MP Gordon Brown as he tried to get to his seat.
Three times in a matter of seconds, they moved to impede Brown’s progress.
In fact, Brosseau is seen laughing with one of her colleagues , obviously enjoying their juvenile behavior.
When the Prime Minister approaches the group, and reaches out to Mr. Brown, Ms Brosseau actually moves closer to the Prime Minister, so that when he turns to leave, he brushes past her.
It’s then that Ms Brosseau recoils against a desk.
None of this excuses the Prime Minister’s actions; he shouldn’t have been on the floor in the first place and he should not have laid a hand on Mr. Brown.
But the petulant , schoolyard antics of the NDP , including their leader , show a total lack of respect for their fellow MP’s and for Parliamentary procedure.
The Prime Minister has apologized; now the NDP owe us an apology for their shameful behavior.