Every time I hear Catherine McKenna, Justin Trudeau’s environment minister, speak, I wonder: Does she know what she’s talking about?
Alas, after watching her latest interview this weekend with CTV’s Evan Solomon, I have concluded that she doesn’t.
I’ll show you some clips, like her claiming that having a carbon tax is “a competitive advantage” over the U.S.
Evan Solomon asked good questions, but why doesn’t a journalist ever follow up and ask:
“How is a higher tax an advantage? Give an example of one company that would be better off being taxed than not being taxed?”
To his credit, though, Solomon pointed out how how cult-like McKenna’s immovability on these issues was.
McKenna is still clinging to a de-carbonization plan when Trump’s America, the biggest economy in the world, just said drill it and dig it.
This is what happens when you fill a cabinet through gender quotas:
You get a lawyer with a fake valley girl accent repeating buzzwords.
But if you think McKenna has the monopoly on crazy when it comes to “carbon,” look about two inches to her left, to the NDP.
Wait until I tell you about the leadership race to replace Thomas Mulcair…
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