Earth Hour 2019 didn’t go so well for Canada’s minister of the environment, carbon taxes and much-traveled garbage, Catherine McKenna.
McKenna sent out a series of social media posts for Earth Hour that, like so many tweets she sends, blew up in her face spectacularly.
All 4 social media posts the minister sent about how Canadians should self-flagellate for their comfortable first world lifestyle by sitting in the dark for an hour every year had to be deleted in shame.
Each post contained an image of people using electricity!
The posts were deleted once the internet started making fun of the gaffe prone minister but we know that the records relating to them live on forever.
So I asked the government for these records. I didn't get everything I asked for but I got a lot.
Today I'll show you how the social media posts were meticulously planned, and how none of McKenna's 24 bureaucrats involved in managing her social media raised any red flags about the prominent use of electricity featured in the images Environment Canada used to promote using no electricity.
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d say McKenna’s staff hate her guts. I’d say they are trying to embarrass her.
I’d also say they are succeeding.