Justin Trudeau’s “Elbowgate”
In my opinion, both Trudeau and Mulcair acted inappropriately and should learn from this incident. The tensions between the two men and their political parties are in no way reflected within canadian society. Their conflicts are personal, partizan and have embarrassed a great deal of Canadians.
While the NDP and Conservatives are quick to pounce on this incident, neither one of those parties bothered to say a word when thousands of Québec students were being brutalized in the streets, arrested and politically profiled during the maple spring just four years ago.
Political violence exists in Canada far beyond the gates of the house of commons. All political parties should take this opportunity to reaffirm the strongly held canadian value of non violent political expression.