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It looks like the Conservatives just got a little taste of culture shock this election season.

Last week, the Tories announced a new host of promises aimed at ending barbaric cultural practices here at home and around the world. Among them included a “targeted program” to prevent child and forced marriages in war torn areas, which is great. That definitely seems like a notable cause.

But many Canadians raised an eyebrow when they heard the second promise: An RCMP tip line which ordinary citizens could use to report incidences of barbaric cultural practices or to “notify authorities that a child or woman is at risk of being victimized” if they ever see it themselves.

Well apparently, many Canadians have. And we’re sure the Conservatives are regretting not handling this a little differently right about now.

Speaking of women at risk of being victimized…

The Conservatives were quickly reminded about Canada’s history:

Soon people were calling the government out for anything they deemed “barbaric”:

 

Even if it meant singling out specific candidates:

There were even some comments about the niqab:

And racial equality:

Still, others took a more light-hearted approach:

It looks like whoever ends up running the tip line will certainly have their work cut out for them.