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Trudeau Interrupts Woman to Tell Her to Use the Term ‘Peoplekind’ Instead of ‘Mankind’

Federal Liberal Party leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads Pride Parade in Toronto on July 3, 2016. PHOTO: Mark Blinch/CP
  • The Canadian PM made the comment during a town hall at MacEwan University
  • Aimee, with controversial religious group World Mission Society Church of God had posed a question about volunteering in Canada
  • ‘We came here today to ask you to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislation,’ she told him
  • She added that she believed it was important because ‘maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind’
  • Trudeau interrupted to say ‘peoplekind’ is a more inclusive term than ‘mankind’
  • Aimee insists she wasn’t offended by the comments, telling ‘It wasn’t negative. ‘Did it look like I was bothered by it?’
  • His interjection was well-received by the audience, but sparked a wave of criticism on social media

By Hannah Parry | 6 February 2018

DAILY MAIL — Justin Trudeau has been criticized for interrupting a woman during a town hall to tell her to use the term ‘peoplekind’ instead of ‘mankind.’

The Canadian Prime Minister was hosting a Q&A at MacEwan University in Edmonton on Thursday, the latest stop on a cross-country tour that began last month.

Aimee, from the World Mission Society Church of God, a controversial feminist church founded in South Korea, stood to ask a question about volunteering.

Canadian regulations place restrictions on volunteering with religious organizations, and the young woman wanted Trudeau to make it easier for her church to do volunteer work. […]

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