Conservatives accuse Trudeau of running out of words
Conservative members of Parliament accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of swearing during a heated exchange in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
The party said that Trudeau uttered a “six-letter F-word” while arguing with defense critic Kerry-Lynne Findlay about a military plane that flew over Ottawa during the Freedom Transit.
“We now know that Canadian special forces were operating surveillance aircraft – I’m sure they were just training – in Ottawa during a February protest by truckers… How can the prime minister justify using military assets to survey Canadians?” Findlay asked.
In response, the prime minister said, “What the opposite member has just engaged in is dangerously close to misinformation, misinformation and is designed to incite fear and conspiracy theories around it. what happened a few months ago.”
At the time, you couldn’t see or hear what the prime minister said on the House of Commons video feed after answering questions, but Conservative MP John Barlow later stood up to ask the prime minister to ask error about the language he used.
Deputy Speaker of the House Chris D’Entremont said he did not hear what the Prime Minister said. Conservative MP John Brassard asked D’Entremont to consult the transcripts of the debate and take appropriate measures, claiming Trudeau “dropped an F-bomb”.
There are rules that forbid members of Parliament from using non-parliamentary language. After a review, if a speaker finds “a particular member’s speech is offensive or disorderly,” that member will be asked to stand up and withdraw the word or phrase.
When asked by reporters about the incident after the question period, Trudeau mentioned a phrase used by his father, who is famous for his brief four-letter, but did not elaborate further on what he has may or may not have said.
“What is the nature of your thoughts, gentlemen, when you move your lips in a particular way,” said the prime minister, recalling Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s remark, “The essence of your thoughts.” what, gentlemen, when you say ‘fuddle duddle’ or something like that.”
Regarding the issue of a military aircraft flying over Ottawa during a convoy protest, the Canadian Armed Forces told CTV News in a statement that this was part of a pre-planned exercise and was not related to the incident. regarding events on the ground.
“The cancellation of such training would be costly and have a negative impact on the maintenance of required certifications and degrees, and thus on the Armed Forces’ operational readiness. Canada,” a statement read.
“We can also confirm that this training has nothing to do with monitoring or monitoring activities.”
See the exchange at the top of this article.