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Brawl In Parliament

December 7, 2012 by  

Brawl In Parliament, Cabinet minister Peter Van Loan ended up shouting “F-ck” at New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen because Cullen had the audacity to question the minister’s political strategy. Van Loan crossed the floor of the House of Commons, which regulations forbid, to take to task New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen by shoving his finger into his face.

Cullen had noticed that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was absent for the vote on his own budget, something that is not allowed under parliamentary rules. So Cullen asked Commons Speaker, Andrew Scheer, to invalidate the vote on the budget.

The absence of Flaherty reflected badly on Van Loan who is responsible for Government strategy in the Commons.

When Van Loan crossed the floor to go after Cullen, microphones were closed, and did not pick up a nasty word Van Loan used (which begins with the letter “f” and ends with the letter “k.”) But silent video cameras were still running and showed Van Loan’s hissy fit in full color and glory.

Other MPs sitting nearby easily picked up the well-known English four-letter word.

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