NDP MP Megan Leslie asks Tory minister to explain wife commentPosted: March 25, 2013
Leslie shot back: “Leave it to the Conservatives to encourage young women to get married as part of their economic action plan, but his comments were disrespectful …. In other words, ‘There, there, stop planning for your future.” Ashfield then said the NDP could find little with fault in their budget if that was what they were choosing to ask about during question period.
“In what universe is it acceptable to tell a young woman that she’s going to make someone a great wife one day?” political analyst Lisa Kirbie wrote on her website, drawing attention to the comment.
“Shame on Conservative Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield, and shame on this entire government. I sure hope he, and his boss, get asked about this tomorrow.”