Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brosseau Fires Back after Personal Attacks Online over Elbowing Incident

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brosseau Fires Back after Personal Attacks Online over Elbowing Incident

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Brosseau fires back against personal attacks

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People from all over the political spectrum are coming to the defence of Ruth Ellen Brosseau, who has been fielding personal attacks after the New Democrat MP was elbowed in the House of Commons by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Brosseau told The Canadian Press that her office has received a number of phone calls from people across the country, many of them suggesting that she is "crying wolf."

She's also retweeted and challenged a number of Twitter users who have blamed her for being elbowed, saying she shouldn't have been standing in Trudeau's path.

Trudeau's principal secretary Gerald Butts tweeted, "Whatever you think of this week's events, (Brosseau) does not deserve this kind of abuse."

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna wrote, "No matter your political leanings, the vitriol unleashed against female politicians on @twitter is unacceptable. …

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