Stephen Harper

Opposition accuses Canada PM Trudeau of manhandling lawmaker

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized "unreservedly" for making physical contact with a female opposition member of Parliament who said Trudeau elbowed her in the chest as he waded through a group of opposition lawmakers.

Opposition lawmaker Ruth Ellen Brosseau said she had to leave the House of Commons chamber Wednesday.

"I was elbowed in the chest by the prime minister and then I had to leave. It was very overwhelming," she said. "I missed the vote because of this."

Footage from the House of Commons television feed shows Trudeau wading into a clutch of lawmakers and pulling one through the crowd in order to get the vote...