Poilievre, who represents the Ottawa-area riding of Nepean-Carleton, went on to question the merits of related compensation payments.
"Now, you know, some of us are starting to ask: 'Are we really getting value for all of this money, and is more money really going to solve the problem?'
"My view is that we need to engender the values of hard work and independence and self reliance. That's the solution in the long run -- more money will not solve it."
Even his own people are pissed:
The irony of something like this on the day of the apology... . And I fear it reflects an attitude or a view that is prevalent among many members of that caucus."
CTV parliamentary correspondent Roger Smith said many Conservatives are also angry at Poilievre.
"Certainly the content of what he said is very debatable, his timing was not very good at all," said Smith.