The notable Canadian calendar included many famous people from Canada, but women were not found there.
Thereby, a Liberal member of Parliament, Ouellette, decided to apologize.
"I was attempting to highlight notable people of Winnipeg. I am very sorry," he wrote on Facebook. "I will be getting another calendar ready tomorrow."
This calendar was created to keep in touch with voters. People received it by mail. In the calendar, there are 12 famous people. Among them, Louis Riel, Terry Fox, Ed Schreyer, and Dale Hawerchuk can be seen. Winnipeg residents immediately criticized the calendar for discriminating against women.
"You've essentially rendered women invisible and single-handedly discounted every single accomplishment Canadian women have achieved thus far," an NDP member of the Manitoba legislature replied on Facebook.
As Ouellette said, the new calendar will be aimed specifically at famous women.
Recall that last year he was already criticized by the Indigenous population for expressing sympathy for the family of the person who killed an Indigenous man.