Justin Trudeau Got In A Fiery Spat With Yves-François Blanchet At The French Debate

The gloves were off!

Western Canada Editor
Justin Trudeau Got In A Fiery Spat With Yves-François Blanchet At The French Debate

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was involved in a spicy argument with the Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet during the second French leaders' election debate.

As first reported by MTL Blog, after a mostly civil debate, the most dramatic moment of the night came when the Bloc leader asked Trudeau why "he tells the Quebec nation what to do and what to think?"

Trudeau initially responded with a smile and a chuckle but then launched into his fiery response.

"Because I am Québécois!" he responded.

Trudeau said Blanchet doesn't have "unanimity on Quebec," adding: "You constantly forget that I'm proudly Québécois! That I've always been Québécois! That I will always be Québécois!"

If you missed the debate, 11-year-old Charles Leduc from Saint-Clet, Quebec, stole the show when he asked the leaders about climate change in Canada.

The English speaking leaders' debate will take place on September 9 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

It will feature Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet.

Daniel Milligan
Western Canada Editor
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