In heated debate Trudeau accused Conservatives of standing with Nazis

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 16. BLAIR GABLE/REUTERS

Proverbs 22:8 “Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Trudeau accuses Conservatives of standing with ‘people who wave swastikas’ during heated debate in House
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was cautioned against using “inflammatory” language by the Speaker of the House of Commons on Wednesday after he told Conservative MP Melissa Lantsman, who is Jewish, that her party stands with “people who wave swastikas.”
  • Trudeau made the comment during Question Period on Wednesday amid a heated debate over the country’s single remaining blockade in Ottawa and the government’s imposition of the never-before-used Emergencies Act.
  • The comments prompted an uproar in the House of Commons, with some MPs calling for Mr. Trudeau to apologize. The Prime Minister’s statement earned him a direct rebuke from Speaker Anthony Rota.
  • “I just want to remind the honorable members, including the Right Honorable Prime Minister, to use words that are not inflammatory in the House,” he said.
  • Trudeau did not withdraw the comment

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