PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE DECIDES AGAINST INVESTIGATION OF 'ELBOW-GATE'
May 31, 2016
By Bob Komsic
An all-party committee has decided not to investigate the prime minister’s actions on the Commons floor nearly two weeks ago.
Justin Trudeau tried to pull Conservative whip Gord Brown through a group of New Democrats, striking Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest with his elbow.
She then missed a vote on the government’s assisted dying legislation.
The prime minister’s repeatedly apologized and Brosseau’s accepted it and wants to turn the page.
New Democrat David Christopherson, a member on the standing committee on procedure and House affairs, read a statement from Brosseau, who’s in China on a trade mission.
She wrote that Trudeau’s ”inappropriate, physical intervention” was not acceptable in any workplace, but she accepts his ”comprehensive” apology and asked that the committee drop the matter, which it has done.