Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau corrected a young woman when she used the word “mankind” as opposed to “peoplekind” during a town hall on Friday.
During a town hall discussion in Edmonton on Friday, a woman from the World Mission Society Church of God
said to Trudeau: ‘We have received many awards […], however, unfortunately in Canada, our volunteering as a religious charitable organization is extremely difficult.”
Canada has regulations placing restrictions on volunteering with religious organizations and the woman wanted to know if Trudeau would make it easier to do volunteer work.
“So, that’s why we came here today to ask you to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislation so that it can also be changed, because maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind,” she continued.
“We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive,” Trudeau said, interrupting the woman.
“There we go,” the woman responded.
Trudeau’s comment has been criticized on social media as an example of political correctness and “mansplaining.”
The World Mission Society Church of God has come under fire in recent years, with people coming forward saying the organization is a “profit-making cult.”