August 15, 2016

FOI docs reveal: McKenna’s huge staff missed Twitter troll’s “climate change” hoax

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Remember when our jet setting Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, fell for that fake suggestion about how to stop climate change during Environment Week? 

She crowd sourced ideas and tweeted out this one from “Alan in Saskatchewan”:

“Studies show that so called security lighting does not reduce crime. It’s time to put an end to insecurity lights so we can all have a brighter future”

McKenna deleted that tweet after the whole internet made fun of her for falling for such an obvious mockery of the entire climate change crusade.

After a couple of embarrassing episodes we filed an FOI request about McKenna’s Twitter account, specifically about “insecurity lights”.

We wanted to know how something so blatantly trollish made it past the big brains in the Minister's office.

Shockingly, that silly little FOI request turned up nearly 100 pages of documents and emails.

It’s a terrific insight into the inner workings of the Minister's office.

Twenty-four bureaucrats were on the email approving the list of pre-chosen tweets for Environment Week yet none of these highly paid bureaucrats were bright enough to catch a blatantly fake suggestion.

In all of the nearly 100 pages, no science or policy issues were discussed.

This is a government by glamour, not policy.

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commented 2016-08-17 11:50:59 -0400
I think that Twitter needs to be banned for government use. It’s just an extension of the lying propaganda machine, the CBC and their ilk, for the easily triggered crowd. Just one word can send these loons over the edge!
commented 2016-08-17 10:00:05 -0400
So basically what you’re saying is you’re agreeing with me
commented 2016-08-16 17:42:24 -0400
“Trudeau is neither stupid blind or unqualified…”

You’re dead wrong on that, LEV. turdo la doo is as stupid and shallow as they come. But even stupid people can have an agenda…and stick to it.
commented 2016-08-16 17:21:58 -0400
Trudeau is neither stupid blind or unqualified… I was once told by somebody that he doesn’t know what he’s doing..
the sadness of the matter is he knows exactly what he’s doing and bit by bit piece by piece he is dismantling Canada for his UN masters..
He is like any other corrupt politician who is willing to sacrifice anything and everything in the country to achieve personal wealth and a seat at the table of his masters the globalist elite.
commented 2016-08-16 13:18:34 -0400
Not surprising from a cabinate whith an average IQ below 70 – they were picked for what they don’t know because the leader has a 75 IQ. Low IQ party low IQ voters, that simple, we live in an idiocrcacy
commented 2016-08-16 11:34:21 -0400
Canada is governed by the “Incompetent” . . . where are we headed?
Just look at the mess that is the USA today after 8 years of the “Community Organizer” . . . do you think a “Drama Teacher” will do better? Laughable !
commented 2016-08-16 10:38:24 -0400
It’s like playing cards with an 8 year old, someone should send the trudope cabinet on a quest to look for a board stretcher and a sky hook.
commented 2016-08-16 10:24:48 -0400
And Roy Jeanine’s comment about the bureaucracy rings so true. Can you imagine, tax payer monies going to pay 24 staffers daily to screen fucking emails and they can’t even do that. Government waste is beyond belief. Thanks to the 39%ers.

DUMP EM ALL
commented 2016-08-16 10:15:34 -0400
JAY KELLY: Sorry to break the news Jay, but Catherine McKenna didn’t fall for a joke, she IS the joke. And she has proven this more than once. Looks like JT recruited her straight out of high school. This gender equality thing sure makes a lot of sense. In true progressive fashion the libtards judge competence on what you are packing between your legs. Justin already has Morneau, Brisson and genius Freeland representing the fairer sex, Cabinet may be skewed a bit to the “feminist” side. At any rate our bevy of good lady posters on the Rebel must cringe at the sight of Justin’s flock of embarrassing female reps.

DJBT et al
commented 2016-08-16 09:49:17 -0400
McKenna is simply ugly and as plain looking as it comes, she can’t even do something with the horrible straight hair, just another ditz as the idiot standing beside her, both jnsane, imcompetent, parasite dippers who know nothing. To think we pay huge, huge money for entire rip-off governments who know and do absolutely nothing, huge bureaucracy except to destroy our economy and rack up enormous deficits so our next generation will never be able pay it back. And nothing is ever accomplished with our hard earned money.
commented 2016-08-16 09:42:35 -0400
The simpleton’s have been put in charge. Is it any wonder that Canada is on the road to hell with these nobodies in place? There isn’t one mature adult in the bunch. They are just immature activists, who believe the lies that they have been told, in order to keep pushing for the UN’s agenda plan of one world government. It’s too bad that the simpleton’s don’t realize that they are destroying humanity in the process.
commented 2016-08-16 08:58:17 -0400
Steve I said that as well.But all the retards weren’t happy with someone trying not to blow your great grand children’s future economic lives.Then you have the dope heads and the twitters.If they thought that they did not have anything before,well they won’t like what going to happen next.I’m not sure they are bright enough to even know better.
Jay go away Libitard.McKenna is over paid and over her head.
commented 2016-08-16 08:18:58 -0400
the left wanted pretty boy and they got him. There too damn stupid to see Mr. Harper was the best thing this country ever had
commented 2016-08-16 07:09:03 -0400
‘Government by glamour’ is really stretching it. McKenna is as plain as ditch water and TruDOPE would not get a second look on the street if not for all the media fawning.
commented 2016-08-16 03:29:33 -0400
Liza Rosie says of me: “You and your feeble taqiyya attempts make no sense and only prove to show what you really are.”

Thankfully Liza is not typical of The Rebel readers. The purpose of a site like this is to provide a forum for opinion and discussion.

The Rebel is a good forum.
commented 2016-08-16 02:03:44 -0400
Jay Kelly what the hell are you talking about? You and your feeble taqiyya attempts make no sense and only prove to show what you really are.
commented 2016-08-16 00:59:02 -0400
More idiocy from the people who think they are smarter than us peasants and we should let them run our lives.
commented 2016-08-16 00:27:16 -0400
It is embarrassing when readers come off as more knowledgeable.

Catherine McKenna seems to have fallen to a joke, a prank.

In that context her response is quite balanced and sane.

The Rebel played it up a bit, and then introduced the possibility of rape and hatred.

Probably The Rebel should quit when it is ahead. The story ended up being embarrassing.
commented 2016-08-16 00:17:21 -0400
It appears to me even the name is a joke regarding the town of Allan in Saskatchewan, or Allan, Saskatchewan.
commented 2016-08-15 23:50:07 -0400
A blonde joke by a different name:

Catherine McKenna (CM) went into the dentist’s office one day to get some work done on her teeth.
The dentist said he’d have to put her to sleep for the procedure and she’d have to remove her iPhone ear buds before he could do the work.
CM told the dentist the ear buds had to stay in place or she’d die.
Thinking CM might be a tad touched, the dentist agreed to do the work while the ear buds were in her ears, and put her to sleep with the gas for the duration of the procedure.
Once CM was under the dentist began the work, but the wires from the ear buds kept getting in the way.
He decided that because she was sleeping she’d never know that he took the ear buds out to do the work and promptly popped the ear buds out of her ears.
CM immediately went into a seizure, started shaking terribly, spitting up froth, her eyes rolled into the back of her head and she died.
The dentist couldn’t understand what had just happened, but figured the source of her death had to be the removal of her ear buds somehow.
He picked up the ear buds and put them into his ears to see what CM had been listening to.
All he heard was Justin Trudeau’s voice saying “Breathe in. Breathe out.” over and over and over.
commented 2016-08-15 23:36:40 -0400
Trudeau is just a stupid fuck – pure and simple and it appears those that he hired are about as stupid too.

Birds of a feather…

How’s your quasi-prostitute mother Justin? How’s your puking bulimic wife Justin?

Thanks to all those voters out there who chose this fucking idiot…..how’s your tax bill???
commented 2016-08-15 23:07:55 -0400
Open carry for qualifying Canadian citizens..
commented 2016-08-15 21:55:02 -0400
BUGS POTTER said: “Maybe Liberals think more rapes in dark parking lots ARE acceptable in the name of saving Mother Earth.”

Don’t know about that, however a darkened parking lot will make it damn near impossible to identify the perps as one of the Liebranos newfound muzzie friends!
commented 2016-08-15 21:38:03 -0400
Lizzy May wants the Environment. Put McKenna in charge of making coffee and fetching sharpies for Justin. She can make coffee can’t she? Now all we have to do is wait for May’s next Christmas (probably called “Holiday” under the progressives) party for the real fun to begin. It’s a win win.
commented 2016-08-15 21:34:11 -0400
Yes SHEILA , they’re like big dumb beasts in the china shop of our country
commented 2016-08-15 21:09:00 -0400
Security lighting has never stopped a crime against a woman or anybody else… But personal armaments certainly have because nobody has ever raped a 38 special when a woman can fight back with lethal force.. nobody will hold up a store where they know the proprietor is armed and can fight back with lethal force.
As with our current regimes mass migration policies of unvetted savages to this country… It has never been more important that as Canadians we push and push hard for open carry for generationally established citizens of this marvelous country.
commented 2016-08-15 20:51:07 -0400
And whom does this surprise??

An army of useless paper-pushers, and not one of them with a flair for the obvious.
commented 2016-08-15 20:50:33 -0400
Maybe Liberals think more rapes in dark parking lots ARE acceptable in the name of saving Mother Earth. They seem to think they’re acceptable in the name of increasing “diversity”…