It’s only been a month since Pierre Poilievre ascended as the new Conservative Leader but so much has already happened — the carbon tax hike, the woke-ness, and yet the “most heated debate in question period to date” was an argument over who was more problematic: Incel King or Blackface.
The two leaders, to quote a YouTube commenter: “threw mud at each other like school children,” during Question Period in the House of Commons on Thursday, hours after the Global News discovered that the videos uploaded to his YouTube channel all used #MGTOW as a hidden tag.
The tag, which means Men Going Their Own Way, is associated with a male supremacist community and is not commonly known or used outside this group.
“If it were not for Global News, we would not have learned that the Conservative leader has been purposefully using his videos to appeal to far-right, misogynistic online movements,” Trudeau said in the House of Commons, before calling on Poilievre to apologize.
“These are anti-women movements and they have had devastating real-life consequences. Mr. Speaker, I call on the Conservative leader to stand in this House, take responsibility, and apologize,” said Trudeau whose administration was edged out by Poilievre in recent polls.
Poilievre, who “corrected” the problem by scrubbing the tag from his YouTube channel, responded by condemning the men’s misogynist group and attacking Trudeau for what the Conservative leader deemed were acts of misogyny.
“I condemned this organization and I corrected the problem as soon as it became known to me, Mr. Speaker,” Poilievre explained.
“I condemn all forms of misogyny, including when the prime minister fired the very first female Indigenous attorney general,” he said, referring to Jody Wilson-Raybould, who left the Liberal cabinet over the SNC-Lavalin issue. She was later removed from the Liberal caucus by Trudeau.
“I condemn when he mistreated minority young women in his own caucus, who had to leave politics,” Poilievre said.
He also admonished Trudeau for his blackface scandal.
Trudeau, on his part, argued that Poilievre has played too close to the line with extremists for too long.
Unfortunately, the spectacle did not resolve any of the real issues underpinning the scandals, nor did it result in an apology from Poilievre.
The Conservatives, who initially launched a probe into who could’ve added the tags on the YouTube videos uploaded beginning in 2018, have decided to call off the headhunt, citing that it’s impossible to find who did it at this point.
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