Yves-Francois Blanchet Defends MP Accused Of Making Racist Gesture Toward Jagmeet Singh

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/blanchet-singh-racist-gesture-therrien_ca_5eebdf3bc5b69e9495dac27f

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s accusation that a Bloc Quebecois MP is a racist has boiled over into a second day of tense exchanges in Ottawa. Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet defended the actions of Bloc MP Alain Therrien, whom Singh called a racist for blocking a motion Singh wanted to present Wednesday on systemic racism in the RCMP. The dispute led to the Speaker barring Singh from the House of Commons Wednesday.