Bergen Pushes Back After McKenna Says Women In Politics Should Be Supported Solely Based On Gender

Another terrible McKenna tweet.

Catherine McKenna recently said she thinks Twitter is reaching the end of its useful life.

Of course, McKenna doesn’t like Twitter anymore, since she regularly gets called out on her terrible tweets.

Ironically though, that hasn’t stopped her from tweeting.

In response to Lisa Raitt saying “I would never have been allowed in the Liberal Party, because when I succeed, I don’t want it to be because of some quota from the Prime Minister’s Office. I want to succeed because I know I earned it,” Catherine McKenna tweeted this:

“Really strange comment. Women should be supporting women from all parties not trying to diminish them and their achievements.”

What McKenna is saying is that women should be supported based only on their gender, rather than on things like ideas and competence.

Conservative MP & Opposition House Leader Candice Bergen pushed back:

“. do you actually believe that women are suppose to “support” other women just because we are the same gender?? Why can’t women be like men and support pple & ideas they agree with & criticize pple and ideas they disagree w, regardless of gender w/out being shamed??”

Bergen’s response is perfect, and shows a respect for women as individuals. Meanwhile, McKenna is playing the identity politics game again.

What makes McKenna’s tweet even worse is that she said nothing in defence of Lisa Raitt when Bill ‘Moneybags’ Morneau called Raitt a “neanderthal.”

With McKenna, it’s hypocrisy, pandering, and incompetence all in one.

Spencer Fernando

Photos – YouTube

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I really like Lisa Raitt she is so down to earth, full of common sense it seems. Candice Bergman also seems pretty good, but have not really seen her in action, yet, women I would be proud to know.and support. McKenna on the other hand is the one who I you would move away from, full of real stupid propaganda, no real thoughts of her own it seems a radical social justice warrior, an eco terrorist, and needs a lot of support from her kind, some one like the fake feminist drama queen pupprt, both totally unreal, maybe too many… Read more »

J. Shaw

Dopiest, saddest looking loser around these days.
You can just see the dullness, stupidity and incompetence oozing out of McKenna.

Glen Runowski

If McKenna cared about women, why was she silent when The Trudeau Grope Scandal was revealed? Not one single woman in Trudeau’s cabinet was supportive of Trudeau’s victim, and he has still not been held accountable.


Why wouldnt the #climatecrusader support hiring based on gender…that’s how she got her job.

Brian Dougan

Good point Jim. An excellent retort Lisa Raitt could have used.


There are people who called “Climate Bimbo” McKenna out on her affirmative action position on Twitter.

Ken Finlayson

OK, so I have a dog that squats to pee. I want to know if that particular attribute of hers qualifies her to jump the queue and qualify her for a position in a Liberal government?….maybe even a Cabinet position? Now I know shes a dog and I know she may not be qualified in certain areas but she does possess that one singular and overriding attribute for advancement Trudeau’s government. Seems reasonable to me.

Miles Lunn

Not surprised, the left tends to divide people by groups while right judges by individuals and the left sees thing through oppressed vs. oppressor. No doubt we should do more to get more women in politics and if there are barriers that make it more difficult for them (Sexual harassment is still a major problem in politics) those should be removed, but I don’t believe in arbitrary quotas. The best should be chosen regardless of what group they belong to and if any group faces greater barriers, eliminate those, don’t whitewash it through quotas.