OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau caused uproar in the House of Commons today after he called Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent a “piece of shit” during a heated question time debate over the Kyoto Protocol.
The Liberal MP for Papineau immediately apologized, admitting he “lost his cool” after Kent questioned why NDP environment critic Megan Leslie had not attended last week’s climate change summit in South Africa.
Canada officially withdrew from the Kyoto accord on Monday, drawing pointed criticism from overseas signatories to the pact.
Trudeau became incensed after Kent suggested that Leslie should have been in Durban for the UN meeting, despite the minister banning all non-government MPs from Canada’s official delegation.
In questioning Kent, Leslie suggested Canada was abandoning Kyoto to hide the Conservative government’s failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
As the environment minister responded to the question, Trudeau could be heard shouting, “Oh, you piece of shit,” at Kent.
The environment minister claimed he wasn’t worried by Trudeau’s language, but called on the Liberal MP to apologize to the House.
Like father, like son.
What a badass.