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Down in the United States, we're caught up in a chaotic transition of executive power and the question of whether Broadway actors are allowed to have opinions. But things are even worse in Canada, thanks to an unexpected F-bomb.

Behold, an instantly iconic moment that will forever define the political process in the Great White North:

Yes, Conservative MP Michelle Rempel dared to speak of flatulence while engaged in a passionate appeal on behalf of Alberta. And Green Party leader Elizabeth May demanded she retract the word. And Rempel flatly refused. The system is broken, people!

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As for actually farting in the House of Commons, well, no rule against that. Yet.

Sources: BBC