Justin Trudeau posts pitch-perfect International Women's Day message

Trevor Jackson
March 11, 2017

"It simply is saying, 'I believe in the equality of men and women and I believe that we have an very bad lot of work to do to get there.' That's like saying the sky is blue and the grass is green", Trudeau said at the United Nations in March 2016.

Still others pointed out that there would be more women elected to office if Trudeau had not cancelled his promise to bring in electoral reform.

Speaking to media on Parliament Hill, interim party leader Rona Ambrose expressed concern that the Trudeau government's new investment could wind up funding abortions in countries where the practice is illegal, and said funding global abortion services is "divisive".

"But I think my biggest advice is to reach out and look for allies - whether it's women with whom you work, share experiences with and learn from, or the men adding their voices to the fight for equality", he continued.

She posted a photo of herself and her husband - who proudly declares himself a feminist - showing them holding hands and gazing into each other's eyes.

But Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, wife of our self-described feminist prime minister, waded into the moment with what seemed like a remarkably tin ear for the context of this historic struggle. "And that's what International Women's Day is all about". Do we really need to make International WOMENS Day about the men in our lives??? Interspersed between the incredulous comments are ones standing with Grégoire Trudeau's message, agreeing male allies should be celebrated on a day like today.

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Conservative MP Michelle Rempel also weighed on Twitter, sharing a screengrab of Gregoire Trudeau's post with the words "I've never had to have my hand held".

"Are you ready to ignite change?" her post said.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin also blasted Trudeau for his "sick" and "disgusting" decision as she linked on her social media page the news article on the pro-lifers' reaction to the Canadian leader's announcement.

"Our government without equivocation recognizes and acknowledges the constitutional rights of women and are taking the courageous step to ensure that we remove this from Criminal Code", she said.

Later Tuesday evening, Grégoire Trudeau responded to the debate generated by the post saying: "Well, now we're having a conversation!" Thanks to everyone for your feedback and pics!

But back on the original Facebook post, where "likes" outweighed the negative comments, others defended Gregoire Trudeau.

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