Seems that the Doug Ford Ontario Government has decided to take a page DIRECTLY from their federal cousins and use it on the NDP.
PC MPP Donna Skelly has accuses NDP Leader Andrea Horwath of unwanted physical contact and molestation in the legislature yesterday. Horwath is shaking her head as Skelly outlines her point of order .
Which is the EXACT same language the federal Conservatives used against Justin Trudeau for "Elbowgate"
Skelly?stood up during question period Wednesday and laid out her complaint before asking House Speaker Ted Arnott to determine whether Horwath?breached?privilege.
Speaking with reporters afterward, the MPP said she was speaking with some colleagues when Horwath?crossed the floor "yelling, screaming and pushed me."
She added there is no photo or?video evidence, but said plenty of people witnesses the incident and the clerk escorting the NDP?leader back to her chair.
Skelly said she was not physically harmed and is not intimidated by Horwath, but added she believes no one should feel threatened at work.
"I think (Horwath)?needs to probably consider some anger management. She's clearly an angry woman when you see her across the hall."
Horwath?laughed when reporters asked her about?Skellys?accusation and said she was never escorted away by the clerk.
"I am absolutely saying that this is not true, this is not what happened," said?Horwath.?"I simply tapped the woman on the shoulder."
She refused to answer when reporters asked how hard she tapped her, instead describing the government's focus on the incident as "hyper-partisan nastiness" and a diversion.
As for?Skelly's?advice of seeking?anger management help,?Horwath?had a suggestion of her own.
"I think she needs to look in the mirror."
The??NDP?says the incident was sparked by?PC?MPPs?who were intentionally blocking a legislature camera that was recording?Horwath?speaking.
Energy?Minister Greg Rickford?said he witnessed Horwath?storming over?confrontation with a "red face" and made contact with Skelly's shoulder in a manner he would consider a push.
He added politics can get heated, but?members aren't supposed to touch each other.
"Tempers flare, people make accusations … but there's got to be a bright line ... it's not acceptable to make a member feel physical intimidation is part of how we conduct ourselves."
In response to Skelly, opposition house leader Gilles Bisson?called the alleged attempts to block the camera "absolutely inappropriate, disrespectful and beneath the dignity of this house.
"This point of order has no merits, so let's move on to the important issues that are facing Ontario families," he added.