A reputed candidate of the Liberal leadership race, Martha Hall Findlay, has officially apologized to another renowned candidate, Justin Trudeau, for using harsh words and launching personal attack at him during a debate. Hall Findlay argued with Trudeau at the latest leadership debate on Saturday, where she questioned whether he has any real understanding of the problems faced by middle-class Canadians.
Hall Findlay inquired Trudeau, during the debate’s one-on-one exchanges, that “you keep referring to the middle class but you yourself have admitted you don’t belong to the middle class. I find it a little challenging to understand how you would understand the challenges facing real Canadians.” Whereas on the other hand, the remaining participant candidates at the meeting, including Deborah Coyne and Marc Garneau, refrained from probing Trudeau in the same manner. Garneau stated that “let’s not be petty Canada. Anybody in this country who wants to run for the leadership of this country should not be looked down upon in any way, whatsoever, regardless of their financial income.”
Hall Findlay alleged that her comments were not intended to be of personal nature, while she also posted an apology on her website on Sunday. It said that “there are some who believe that I overstepped a line in the leadership debate.” The statement also added that “to Justin, his family and to those who were offended, I apologize.” “My comments were not meant to be personal, in the sense of being in anyway a comment on Justin’s character — indeed, I have the greatest respect for Justin’s passion, enthusiasm and commitment.”
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