Read this and learn something! Scientists still dispute whether Neanderthals should be classified as a distinct species – Homo neanderthalensis – or as Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, placing Neanderthals as a subspecies of H. sapiens. Male & Female Neanderthals made and used a diverse set of sophisticated tools, controlled fire, lived in shelters, made and wore clothing, were skilled hunters of large animals and also ate plant foods, and occasionally made symbolic or ornamental objects. There is evidence that Neanderthals deliberately buried their dead and occasionally even marked their graves with offerings, such as flowers. No other primates, and no earlier human species, had ever practiced this sophisticated and symbolic behavior.
OTTAWA — Sometime today…Based somewhat on a CP story
Andrew Scheer, Conservative leader is demanding an apology to his deputy leader, Lisa Raitt, who was the target of what Scheer claims was an insulting and sexist remark from Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
But PM Trudeau says he doesn’t need to take any lessons on respect for women from a Tory leader who won’t commit to appointing a gender-balanced cabinet, as the Liberal leader has done, should he become prime minister.
The ever optimistic and future feminist Scheer retorted that there’ll be plenty of “strong Conservative women” in cabinet after next year’s federal election.
The jousting over who is the bigger defender of women comes after Raitt accused Morneau of hypocrisy, making what she called cynical vote-buying gestures towards women in his February budget while personally failing to practice what he preaches; she bemoaned the under-representation of women in the company Morneau headed before entering politics, in the senior ranks of the Finance Department and in his ministerial office.
Morneau called her line of questioning “offensive” and said the Liberal government strongly believes that promoting women into positions of leadership is a key to a successful economy; he added that the government “will drag along the Neanderthals who don’t agree with that.”
Can you believe he said that ….would he say Neanderthal outside the protection of Parliamentary privilege….I bet not and kudos to future feminist Andrew Scheer for defending one of his most effective opposition performers female or male.
Lisa Raitt MP , well known as a violet not shrinking has remained prudently silent in the face of the Neanderthals slur. Future feminist and career opposition leader Andrew Scheer took her aside to explain in preparation for future opposition outrage eruptions; ‘sexist subtextuality’ especially when Neanderthals are referenced.
After Question Period , Ms Raitt was seen consoling Andrew and explaining politics is a gutter sport often using human history references that sometimes ‘will make you shudder’.