Say what you will about Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, but the man doesn't pull punches.

Kenney was apparently irked by a tweet from Green Party Leader Elizabeth May on Wednesday about a memorial to be built for victims of communism.

The measure was mentioned in Wednesday's throne speech as part of celebration plans for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

According to the speech, Tories believe a memorial will help Canadians "remember the millions who suffered under tyranny."

May, who was essentially live-tweeting the speech, appeared to make light of the proposal.

But it seems Kenney wasn't amused, as he later tweeted:

And then:

The memorial is being planned by a group called the Tribute to Liberty. The foundation is receiving $1.5 million from the Harper government to build a memorial on the lawn between the Supreme Court and Library and Archives building. It is expected to be completed late next year.

At a funding announcement this past summer, Kenney said the memorial will shed light on how millions died and suffered inhumane conditions under Communist regimes.

"It will also serve as a reminder to all Canadians that glorifying Communist symbols insults the memory of these victims, and that we must never take for granted our core values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law," Kenney said in a statement.

The Communist Party of Canada called the memorial a "throwback to the sordid era of the Cold War."

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