Canadian parliament argues over the word 'fart'

A member of Canada's parliament has come under criticism for using a certain four-letter word while delivering an impassioned speech.

On Tuesday, Canadian Member of Parliament, Michelle Rempel, addressed the House of Commons about economic issues facing Alberta and used a word some of her counterparts did not approve of.

During her speech, Rempel equated the federal government's treatment of Alberta to, in her word, "a fart in the room that nobody wants to talk about."

"Why isn't the government talking about how to obtain skilled labor? Why isn't the infrastructure minister talking about how to implement infrastructure funds and get construction workers back to work in Alberta," she said in her speech. "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."

Green Party leader Elizabeth may responded by asking Rempel to withdraw her statement and called the use of the word fart "un-parliamentary." "I heard her say a word that I know is distinctly un-parliamentary and I think she may want to withdraw it, the word was f-a-r-t."

Rempel refused to withdraw her statement. "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?" she said. "No I don't withdraw it."