Politics: Junior "Depends" on Seniors POV !
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
During an exchange in the House of Commons, an Elder "Grandmother" Member of Parliament referred to a 28 year old "New " Member of Parliament (MP) as "Junior", what is initially taken as a compliment by him, has the Junior MP crying "Age Discrimination". Granted the Senior MP may be wearing "Depends", but the Junior MP's childish accusations shows he is still in his "Political Diapers" when it comes to Political experience.
This "Junior Politican" should move off his "Booster seat", strap on his "Pull Ups" and "Move on"! Because Political experience will always have a stranglehold over youth.
Political experience doesn't come in a "Big Gulp" but is dispensed over time, one "Sippy Cup" swallow at a time.
Generation gap rears its ugly head in Canadian workplacesShannon Proudfoot, Canwest News ServicePublished: Friday, May 09, 2008
OTTAWA -- When Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi, 57, called 28-year-old Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre "Junior" in the House of Commons this week, the spirited exchange highlighted a generation gap that is rearing its head more than ever in Canadian workplaces.
While Poilievre responded to Ratansi's comment by thanking her for complimenting his "youthful energy," the country's youngest MP now says her comment was discriminatory.
"If someone had made similar remarks about the race, gender or religion of a colleague, we would be justifiably horrified and we would demand an immediate apology," he says, adding that insinuating a colleague was too old for their job would spark a similar reaction.