07/30/2020 21:50 EDT | Updated 07/30/2020 21:55 EDT

MPs Joke After Storm Cuts Committee Chair's Internet During Trudeau Testimony

One Conservative MP called it "convenient timing."

Oh, the perils of working from home.

There was a moment of levity during the prime minister’s testimony before the House of Commons finance committee Thursday after Liberal MP Wayne Easter said a storm cut his internet connection.

The Prince Edward Island MP is chair of the committee. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance as a witness to answer questions about the WE Charity controversy.

It fell into brief disarray after Easter was dropped from the video call.  

Watch what happened after the committee chair left the room in the video above.

Read more about how the rest of the committee unfolded here.