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Local MP calls House of Commons scuffle 'embarrassing'

Last Updated May 19, 2016 at 8:26 am EST

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, face towards the camera left of centre of the frame, is shown near Opposition whip Gordon Brown in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday May 18, 2016. Footage from the Commons television feed shows Trudeau wading into a clutch of MPs, mostly New Democrats, and pulling Opposition whip Gordon Brown through the crowd in order to get a vote started. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-House of Commons **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Kitchener-Conestoga Conservative MP Harold Albrecht says what happened in the House of Commons Wednesday night is embarrassing for Canada.

Albrecht is reacting to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appearing to elbow an NDP MP in the chest.

Speaker Geoff Regan briefly lost control of the House ahead of a key vote on limiting debate on the Liberal government’s doctor assisted-death legislation.

The PM waded into a group of MPs he believed were holding back the opposition whip from getting to his seat — and in freeing Gordon Brown from the group, appeared to elbow New Democrat Ruth Ellen Brosseau.

“It was just a very inappropriate behaviour, something I have never witnessed in my ten years of Parliament…” Albrecht told 570 News.

“…To act in this way, especially in the chamber…You would hope there would be a greater degree of self control.”