A Liberal MP’s holiday tweet was ridiculed by Canadians on Twitter after he wished people a “great month of December” on Monday.

People accused Bob Bratina, the Member of Parliament for Hamilton East – Stoney Creek of avoiding the use of the word “Christmas.”

His tweet received more negative comments than likes or retweets with 608 people replying to the tweet and only 39 people liking it as of December 3rd. 

A Twitter search found that Bratina has wished people Christmas numerous times in the past, including on Christmas Eve in 2018 where he posed in a photo with Santa Claus.

Bratina also released a Christmas message and wished Orthodox and Coptic Christians a happy Christmas during the same year. 

He also gave similar Christmas messages in 2015 and 2017 as well. 

True North reached out to Bratina for comment but had not heard back by the time this article was published. 

Similarly, a guest co-host of CTV’s The Social, Meredith Shaw sparked outrage when she argued that “winter parade” would be an inclusive replacement for “Christmas parade.”

“Well, I’m inclusive when it comes to who you want to love, and you know, fashion, and body positivity. If you want to celebrate a different thing I shouldn’t necessarily have to call it Christmas, nor should you have to be in a town where we do a Christmas parade,” said Shaw. 

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