It could very well be Justin Trudeau's first gaffe as leader of the Liberal Party.
Over the last couple days, the prime minister and Trudeau have been exchanging barbs about the latter's comments with regard to the Boston Marathon bombings.
Here's the exchange:
Trudeau, on Monday, only hours after the bombing:
"We have to look at the root causes. Now, we don’t know now if it was terrorism or a single crazy or a domestic issue or a foreign issue. But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, okay, where do those tensions come from?"
Harper about Trudeau's comments:
"When you see this type of violent act, you do not sit around trying to rationalize it or make excuses for it or figure out its root causes. You condemn it categorically, and to the extent you can deal with the perpetrators, you deal with them as harshly as possible."
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