Conservatives accuse Trudeau of using expletives

Conservative MPs accuse Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of swearing during a heated debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The party says Trudeau uttered a “six-letter F-word” while debating with national defense critic Kerry-Lynne Findlay over a military plane that flew over Ottawa during the Freedom Convoy.

“Now we learned that Canada’s special forces were flying surveillance planes – I’m sure they were just in training – over Ottawa during the truck protest in February … how can the Prime Minister justify using military means to patrol Canadians? ?” asked Findlay.

In response, the prime minister said: “What the member on the other side just did is dangerously close to misinformation, disinformation and designed to stir fears and conspiracy theories around what happened several months ago.”

At the time you can’t see or hear what the Prime Minister said on the House of Commons video feed after answering the question, but later Conservative MP John Barlow stood up on a point of order and asked the Prime Minister to apologize for the language he used.

The Deputy Speaker of the House Chris D’Entremont said he had not heard what the Prime Minister said. Conservative MP John Brassard asked de D’Entremont to consult the transcripts of the debate and take appropriate action, alleging that Trudeau “dropped an F-bomb”.

There are rules that prohibit MPs from using non-parliamentary language. If, after a review, the speaker finds the “expressions of a particular member offensive or disorderly”, that member will be requested to stand and withdraw the word or phrase.

Asked about the incident by reporters after Q&A, Trudeau referred to a phrase used by his father who famously used a four-letter expletive, but didn’t elaborate on what he did or didn’t say.

“What is the nature of your thoughts, gentlemen, when you move your lips in a certain way,” said the Prime Minister, reminiscent of Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s remark, “what is the nature of your thoughts, gentlemen, when you says ‘fuddle duddle’ or something like that.”

On the matter of a military plane that flew over Ottawa during the convoy protests, the Canadian Forces told CTV News in a statement that it was part of a training exercise planned ahead of, and unrelated to, the events on the ground.

“Cancelling such training would have been costly and negatively impacted on maintaining the required certifications and qualifications, and thus the operational readiness of the Canadian Forces,” a statement read.

“We can also confirm that this training had nothing to do with surveillance or activity monitoring.”

Check out the exchange at the top of this article.

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