We all know Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna loves to travel. She often flies to far flung places because foreign destinations half a globe away are the best places from which to lecture Canadians about using less fossil fuels!
But we were never really able to pin down a hard number for the sheer distance McKenna spends in the air, until now.
According to our exclusive access to information documents, McKenna logged 60,000 air travel kilometres from the time she took office November 4, 2015, until the end of July 2016.
That’s a lot of jet-setting for someone who agrees with latest UN IPCC report that proclaims our SUVs will end all life as we know it in the next 12 years if we don’t tithe more money to the doomsday cult of catastrophic climate change!
But it gets worse.
That’s because taxpayers also paid nearly $500 on top of all those travel costs for carbon offsets - the fake currency of environmental feel-goodery.
Watch to see the documents that detail McKenna’s extensive air travel kilometres and to see the email I sent to the Environment Ministry, asking them if they think charging Canadians carbon offsets will encourage our well-travelled Minister to fly less.
McKenna paid a self imposed climate fine to make herself feel better about her own carbon-intensive, fossil-fuel addicted lifestyle.
Except she didn’t pay. We all did.