The prime minister is condemning anti-U.S. comments by outspoken Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish, and the Opposition leader is calling for her head.
But Parrish says she stands by what she said and has no regrets. Parrish told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that U.S. President George W. Bush is "warlike," and his re-election shows Americans are "out of step" with the rest of the world.
On Thursday, Paul Martin dismissed her comments as "clearly unacceptable."
"She speaks neither for the government, nor does she speak for the caucus," he said after a cabinet meeting.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper asked Martin to kick Parrish out of the Liberal caucus. He said Martin is sending out mixed signals by condemning the comments while refusing to punish errant Members of Parliament.