Video: Canadian Parliament Freaks Out Over Use of the Word 'Fart'

Green Party leader takes issue after hearing Alberta described as “a fart in the room that nobody wants to talk about”

A member of Canadian Parliament made a stink last week over the use of the word "fart."

The hilarious exchange started after Conservative MP Michelle Rempel accused her government of treating Alberta "like a fart in the room" during a speech about job opportunities.

Just moments later Green Party leader Elizabeth May interrupted Rempel's speech, taking issue over the use of the word "fart" in parliament proceedings: "I heard her say a word I know is distinctly unparliamentary, and I think she may want to withdraw it," May said. "The word was f-a-r-t."

Attendees caught snickering on camera clearly thought the fart-filled interlude was a gas, but Rempel was not amused, further criticizing her colleague for focusing on the word "fart" instead of the policy issues at hand.

Watch the video (above).