Scheer calls McKenna to personally apologize for MP's 'climate Barbie' tweet - 2017-09-21

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F132.png Scheer calls McKenna to personally apologize for MP's 'climate Barbie' tweet September 21, 2017, Mia Rabson, Canadian Press, Globe and Mail

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has personally apologized to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for a Tory MP's remark referring to her as "climate Barbie."

Scheer called McKenna on Thursday to offer the apology two days after Saskatchewan MP Gerry Ritz posted the insult on Twitter.

The tweet, condemned as sexist by politicians of all stripes, appeared inspired by the far-right website The Rebel, which used the "climate Barbie" term in dozens of stories since McKenna became environment minister in 2015.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Mia | last = Rabson | title = Scheer calls McKenna to personally apologize for MP's 'climate Barbie' tweet | url = https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/scheer-calls-mckenna-to-personally-apologize-for-mps-sexist-remark/article36353463/ | work = Canadian Press | publisher = Globe and Mail | date = September 21, 2017 | accessdate = May 23, 2019 }}