Conservative MP apologized for ‘climate Barbie’ remark.

Gerry Ritz, a  Conservative MP has apologised after referring to environment minister Catherine McKenna as “climate Barbie”.

Ritz made the comment on Twitter during an online exchange over a climate-change report.The tweet provoked a furious response from Liberal MPs and others, and was later deleted.

In a reply to other Twitter users, he had written: “Has anyone told our climate Barbie!”

Mrs McKenna fired back: “Do you use that sexist language about your daughter, mother, sister?”

Ritz apologised, saying his comments were “not reflective of the role the minister plays”.

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