It's been a tense 12 hours between the Bloc Québécois and the NDP in Canada's Parliament. At Wednesday's House of Commons session, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh accused Bloc MP Alain Therrien of being a racist after he said "no" to Singh's motion to address systemic racism. Now a day later, Bloc leader Yves-François Blanchet is asking Singh to apologize for his remarks.\nSingh explained that his party presented a "pretty simple motion" in three parts: acknowledging that systemic racism exists in the RCMP, "reviewing" the use-of-force used by officers, and funding for healthcare workers instead of police.\nWhile almost all MPs agreed, the Bloc MP did not. Singh admitted to the Speaker of the House that he called the MP a racist and was later expelled from the chamber.\nBlanchet came to the defence of his MP, saying that "Mr. Therrien did nothing wrong."\nSingh admitted that he let his anger get the best of him but the NDP leader has so far refused to offer an apology to the Bloc.\nIn a statement, Singh said that "I got angry but I'm sad now. Why can't we act? Why can't we do something to save people's lives?"\nPeople have asked what happened in the House today.Here are my thoughts. pic.twitter.com/VV8hX5Tq0u— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) June 18, 2020\nAlthough the Bloc admits that they "supported the request that the Public Safety Committee study the existence of systemic racism in the RCMP," they believe that it's "inappropriate to impose conclusions on a committee before it has studied it."\n"Because the Bloc Québécois said no to the NDP motion, the leader of the NDP slandered the House leader of the Bloc Québécois with an unjustified insult that tarnished his reputation. He must apologize immediately."\nOn social media, the public has been quick to defend Singh and accuse the Bloc of fundamentally missing the point the NDP leader was trying to make.\nYesterday in the Canadian House of Commons, NPD leader Jagmeet Singh, was expelled for calling a Bloc Quebecois MP racist and refusing to apologize for it. People seem more appalled by the use of the word than the reason for which it was used. Let's break it down shall we? pic.twitter.com/Ab4M0PQFjw— woke or whateva (@wokeorwhatev) June 18, 2020\nMany have pointed to the Bloc's problematic history with racism.\nDuring the 2019 election, the Bloc was accused of racist and divisive remarks when they urged Quebecers to vote for and support candidates "who look like you."\nPM @JustinTrudeau says to the @BlocQuebecois!"The 1st step is recognizing there is a problem, so that we can address it, & it is unfortunate that they continue to resist recognizing the lived reality of millions of Canadians, who are #Indigenous or racialized."#Cdnpoli https://t.co/aeWSkX9pdZ— Jaro Giesbrecht🇨🇦 (@JaroGiesbrecht) June 18, 2020\nIt doesn't seem like the NDP leader is going to apologize for his comments, so it'll certainly be a tense day in the House of Commons.\nThis article's cover image is used for illustrative purposes only.