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Conservative lawmaker says 'fart' on Canadian Parliament floor — and liberal leader has a fit

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Canada's liberal Green Party leader Elizabeth May was apparently so offended by her conservative colleague Michelle Rempel's use of the word "fart" on the floor of Parliament that once Rempel was finished speaking, May asked her to withdraw the "distinctly unparliamentary" term.

Rempel, who represents part of Canada's Alberta province, used the word while pleading with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his administration to give more attention to her constituents.

“Why does this government treat Alberta like a fart in the room that nobody wants to talk about or acknowledge? That is where my constituents have been at with this government for over a year," Rempel said.

May addressed the conservative member's comments just moments later, but not how you might have expected.

“I heard her say a word that I know is distinctly unparliamentary, and I think she may want to withdraw it. The word was F-A-R-T," May said.

But Rempel refused to take it back. With others sitting behind her laughing at the suggestion, Rempel stood up and said: “I just gave an impassioned speech about supporting Alberta jobs and that’s what the leader of a political party stands up and has to say?"

"No, I don’t withdraw it," Rempel said.

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