MP elbowed by Justin Trudeau fends off personal attacks: ‘It was very painful’

The parliamentarian who was elbowed by Justin Trudeau said she has been left fending off personal attacks, including accusations that she is “crying wolf”, in the wake of the high-profile incident.

“My office has received countless phone calls … saying it is my fault, I should be ashamed, I should resign, I should apologise,” a tearful Ruth Ellen Brosseau told the Canadian Press in an interview. “I get elbowed in the breast and it hurts. It was very painful.”