Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NDP MP Formally Complains about 'Misogynistic' Attack from Tory Senator

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

NDP MP Formally Complains about 'Misogynistic' Attack from Tory Senator

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NDP MP lodges complaint against Tory senator

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OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has formally lodged a complaint against a Conservative senator for what she describes as a condescending, "misogynistic," personal attack against her.

Charmaine Borg has asked the Speaker of the House of Commons to rule that her ability to do her job as an MP was impeded by a letter sent to her last week from Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais.

In the letter, which was copied to all MPs, senators and their staff, Dagenais characterized Borg as a whiny, ignorant, useless Quebec MP who was elected by fluke and stands little chance of being re-elected.

Dagenais' letter was sent in response to a flyer Borg sent out in her riding advocating the NDP's long-held belief that the Senate should be abolished.

Borg says she was particularly insulted by Dagenais' suggestion that she should get some books from the parliamentary library to inform herself about the Senate before criticizing the institution.

Borg, who is just 23 years old, says that's the kind of "old-school mentality" that discourages young women from entering politics. …

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