February 23, 2016 2:43 am
Updated: February 23, 2016 2:23 pm

UPDATE: Edmonton MP apologizes after Buzz Word Bingo tweet sparks criticism

WATCH ABOVE: An Edmonton MP received sharp criticism from Twitter users on Monday after tweeting a photo of a so-called Liberal Bingo card. Online reporter Slav Kornik has details.


EDMONTON –  Edmonton Griesbach MP Kerry Diotte apologized Tuesday after a picture he posted on Twitter generated a lot of criticism on social media.

The tweet by the Conservative MP, which was posted Monday afternoon, reads: “Update. Play along during QP today. Thanks @KellyMcCauleyMP for this HOC version of Liberal Bingo. #cdnpoli #yeg”

McCauley is also a Conservative MP who represents Edmonton West.

The picture then shows a Bingo-like card titled “Liberal Buzz Word Bingo” with words such as “Syrians”, “Indigenous”, “consulting” and “First Nations”.

A tweet posted by Kerry Diotte.


Many people responded to Diotte’s tweet with comments such as “Really? Indigenous is a “buzz word”? Disgusting. #racism #colonization”, “Wish you were working hard to represent #Griesbach instead! What have you done for us lately? #embarrassing” and “Very professional. This kind of attitude is why CPC is out of power, and will be for a long time.”

Diotte’s tweet was deleted on Tuesday morning. Global News reached out to Diotte late Monday night for a comment but didn’t hear back.

On Tuesday morning, Diotte tweeted an apology, saying some of the tweets he sent Monday were juvenile.

*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on Feb. 22 and was updated with Diotte’s apology tweet on Feb. 23.

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