Liberal MPs are lending their profiles to anti-Canadian environmental activist groups, again. This time the culprit is Jonathan Wilkinson, the Liberal MP for Vancouver North.
In April, I told you Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna co-hosted a “high level Ottawa event” with Environmental Defence, Equiterre and the Pembina Institute. All of these organizations are explicitly anti oil, anti pipeline and anti development.
McKenna was there to “celebrate a new era of climate action in Canada and a new alliance between Environmental Defence, Equiterre and the Pembina Institute.”, meaning she was there to christen these groups and their intention to gang up on the Canadian economy and oil patch families dealing with unemployment.
Now McKenna’s parliamentary secretary, Jonathan Wilkinson, is hosting a town hall on climate change in North Vancouver with the Dogwood Initiative.
As Vancouver Rebel Christopher Wilson told us, Dogwood has taken $1.2M from environmental charity clearing house Tides Foundation since 2008 to oppose energy projects Canadian families need.
The oil patch needs investors and investors need certainty. Having Liberal MPs popping up to support every anti-oil whack job and their efforts to put more Canadians out of work hardly fosters investor confidence. But this is more than just appalling, it’s personal.
Trudeau, in allowing his MPs to support these environmental attack dogs, is in turn attacking Bruderheim, Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park, Alberta. Trudeau’s government is attacking Fort St John, Kitimat and Dawson Creek, BC and all the communities in between that rely on energy projects to survive.
These are our home towns, full of good people; our friends and our neighbours.
They deserve better than a federal behemoth aligning itself with people and organizations who want our towns to die.