…what a pansy. And why is this a story, anyway?
Ottawa MP David McGuinty accused Tory MP Royal Galipeau of storming across the floor and unleashing a tirade of insults. He called the unruly conduct the worst he’s seen in his three years on Parliament Hill.
“The member was clearly out of control, using unparliamentary language and in a threatening fashion grabbed my left shoulder and only left my side when several of my colleagues urged him to stop and to leave, but he would not,” McGuinty said. “He was really completely out of control, raising his voice, flailing his arms, gesticulating in a threatening fashion and making wild accusations.”
McGuinty, who was posing a question about language rights and the court challenges program at the time, has asked the House Speaker to investigate. Galipeau, also an Ottawa MP, is deputy House Speaker and charged with keeping the peace and decorum in the Commons.
He admits he lost his cool, but denies he behaved in an intimidating manner.
“Yes, I was pretty upset, but I was only upset because I was surprised,” he said. “How can I be threatening to (McGuinty)? He’s bigger than I am, he’s stronger than I am, he’s younger than I am.”