Conservatives accuse Trudeau of swearing

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

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

“Now we have learned that Canada’s special forces were using surveillance planes – I’m sure they had just been training – over Ottawa during the truckers’ demonstration in February… how did the Prime Minister justify the use of military resources to surveil Canadians? Findlay asked.

In response, the Prime Minister said: ‘What the member opposite has just done is dangerously close to disinformation, misinformation and designed to stoke fears and conspiracy theories around what happened many 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 the question, but later Tory MP John Barlow rose on a point of order to ask the Prime Minister to apologize for the language he used.

House Deputy Speaker Chris D’Entremont said he did not hear what the Prime Minister said. Conservative MP John Brassard asked the D’Entremonts to review the transcripts of the debates and take appropriate action, saying Trudeau had “dropped an F-bomb”.

There are rules prohibiting MPs from using unparliamentary language. After a review, if the speaker finds a particular member’s “words offensive or disorderly”, that member will be asked to stand up and withdraw the word or phrase.

Asked about the incident by reporters after Question Period, Trudeau referred to a phrase used by his father who uttered a four-letter swear word, but did not elaborate further on what he might or might not have said. .

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

On the issue of a military plane flying over Ottawa during the convoy protests, the Canadian Armed Forces told CTV News in a statement that it was part of a training exercise that was planned beforehand and was unrelated to the field events.

“Cancelling such training would have been costly and would have had a negative impact on the maintenance of required certifications and qualifications, and therefore on the operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces,” a statement said.

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

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