The lady doth protest too much, methinks
What odd days in our Nation’s Capitol as members of the NDP caucus practice clear reverse sexism over Justin Trudeau tapping into his inner Jean Chretien as video shows him charging across the floor to end a delay to bull through Bill C-14 on Assisted Dying as opposed to the assisted dying that tragically so many Canadians experience in our current health care system because of waiting lists, cuts to service, language issues, and drugs and treatments not available to all unless they can pay the extra fees like a friend of mine that has bone cancer.
While it was wrong of our Prime Minister to cross the floor as he did, surely there would not have been such a voicing out if he had incidentally brushed a male member?
The over reaction by the NDP MP’s, including leader Tom Mulcair, whose performance was so strong that if he’d done that during the election the NDP might have more than the 44 seats they plummeted to, clearly shows a healthy dose of hypocrisy.
Great coverage in the video below in slo mo.
Further statements, especially by the female MP’s in the fray show clear double standards, especially in the language used.
In hockey parlance, MP Brousseau would get two minutes for diving.
All MP’s should feel safe in doing their jobs. If we are going to have gender equality nobody should be given special concern, male or female. If someone wants to enter a jousting circus that is Parliament they should be prepared to handle all circumstances. If they are that sensitive maybe politics isn’t the right vocation for them?
At the end of the day it gave we journalists something to write about on a relatively slow news day, and gave the World a giggle about Canadian Politics.
As for our Prime Minister and his apology for the incident? Well, that’s just good politics.
Imagine if our MP’s put as much emotion and energy into helping Canada instead of their own political aspirations?
On a side note, surely there is a dress code for MP’s while sitting in the house for both men and women? Some of our MP’s looked like they picked up mark downs from Wal-Mart which this writer finds far more offensive than what occured.
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