A new report from The Hill Times shows the Environment Ministry is the most lobbied one in Ottawa. “Climate” showed up in 104 communication reports in September and Environment Minister McKenna was the most lobbied minister, showing up in 235 communications reports.
The Environment Ministry was so inundated by groups wanting favours that the amount of lobbying was up 5000% from the same month in 2014.
Who is lobbying McKenna? Environmental groups like the Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice and big businesses.
These companies want access to a slush fund of taxpayer money that will be generated by the Trudeau Liberals’ carbon tax for projects that will be classified as “ green” or in the name of efficiency and sustainability. And you and I will be footing the bill.
But what about us - the normal people who won't get big government subsidies to buy off our support of a carbon tax? What do we really think about climate change? Is it really this much of a worry for us that we should see such a huge lobbying increase in two years?
Well, in a practical sense, we just don't fear climate change as revealed in a Pew research poll from last fall but I have even more proof as I’ll show in my video.
The data shows the world isn't scared of climate change even if McKenna is, and those of us who do care, even slightly, don't care enough to change our habits.
But what about the Liberals? They don't care about what the middle class thinks is a priority. They aren't listening to us. They're listening to their friends.
Our concern about climate change hasn't increased 5000% since 2014. But the number of big businesses looking to ride the carbon tax gravy train sure has.