“I am being heckled here,” stated Pierre Poilievre, the newly-elected Conservative Party of Canada leader, after Global News' Chief Political Correspondent David Akin began heckling him during a Tuesday press conference on Parliament Hill.
To which Akin responded:
“You are, sir. Congratulations!”
The video created a strong backlash against the Global News reporter on social media, where people called for him to lose his job or resign.
CTV News published a second angle of the video the following day, showing David Akin during the tense exchange.
Here is the video in question: