Tensions rose in the House of Commons as the NDP Party Leader was asked to withdraw from Parliament for the remainder of Wednesday’s sitting.

Speaker of the House Anthony Rota asked Jagmeet Singh to leave after calling Bloc Quebecois MP Alain Therrien a racist and then standing by his statement and refusing to retract it.

Singh had just failed to get unanimous consent for an NDP motion for the House of Commons to recognize systemic racism in the RCMP.