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OTTAWA, February 28, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In responding to the controversy surrounding Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish’s remarks, the Canadian Alliance today called on Prime Minister Jean Chretien to put an end to the “endless stream of anti-American bigotry” coming from the Liberal Party. As LifeSite reported yesterday, Carolyn Parrish, a pro-abortion MP said before television cameras, “Damn Americans .. I hate those bastards.” Speaking in the House of Commons, Alliance MP Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast) said that Parrish’s remarks “once again show the ugly side of Liberal anti-American bigotry.”“Had Parrish expressed her hatred for any other identifiable group she rightly would have been turfed from her caucus, but in the Liberal Party there seems to be an exception for hate speech if it’s aimed at Americans,” said Kenney.  “What is it about this government that sees its members constantly expressing their hatred for our American allies,” Kenney asked. “And would the government defend this comment as ‘free speech’ if it was made about any other national group?”  Kenney questioned the sincerity of Parrish’s later apology, noting that she first threatened journalists with being banned if they reported her remarks, and later claimed that her statement did not reflect “her personal views.”“The problem here is not an isolated ‘heat of the moment’ comment from one MP. This reflects a systematic pattern of anti-Americanism on the part of Liberals, from calling the US President a ‘moron,’ to comparing American foreign policy to that of Nazi Germany, to saying that the United States is a greater security threat than Iraq,” Kenney said.  “The time has come for the Prime Minster to tell his caucus in no uncertain terms that such harmful comments are totally unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated.”

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