2003
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Angry U.S. response to 'bastards' comment

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 26 Feb 2003

For the second time in three months a CBC News Online story has provoked hundreds of mostly angry e-mails from the United States.

The letters@cbc.ca inbox has been jammed with reactions to Wednesday's story about Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish's remarks about Americans.

"I, like many, many other Americans am sick and tired of the comments coming out of the north," writes Tom Flaker of St. Louis, Missouri.

The Liberal backbencher made an off-the-cuff remark at the end of a media scrum on Parliament Hill, saying, "damn Americans, I hate those bastards."

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Carolyn Parrish

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