When it comes to politics in America, we seem to fall right down the middle. On one end of the spectrum, you have Ukrainian parliament members actually getting into fistfights. And on the other end, you have members of the Canadian parliament getting gassed up over the word “fart.”
The “fart” in question happened over the weekend, with Conservative MP Michelle Rempel wagging her finger at the Canadian government for treating the province of Alberta “like a fart in the room” over jobs.
It was Green Party leader Elizabeth May who then caused a big stink.
“I heard her say a word I know is distinctly unparliamentary, and I think she may want to withdraw it,” May said. “The word was F-A-R-T.”
Rempel, who has represented the electoral district of Calgary Nose Hill since 2011, fired back.
“Is my colleague actually serious? I just gave an impassioned speech about Alberta jobs, and that’s what the leader of a political party has to say? No, I don’t withdraw it,” she retorted.
But May wasn’t about to let it go.
“Decorum is important, and respect is important in this place,” she replied.
Naturally, Twitter was all over Fartgate.