Catherine McKenna, the Liberal global warming minister, went on CTV over the weekend and spouted her lines — the same lines she has said a thousand times: “Clean tech.” “Pricing pollution.”
But this time, the one asking the questions was Evan Solomon. I think he's a moderate liberal, but once in a while he asks a real question that the rest of the Media Party won’t.
Tonight I'll show you some of their conversation.
Solomon called McKenna out on a few things, and I think he got under her skin.
He asked her about Jason Kenney, Doug Ford and Brad Wall — three political leaders who are opposed to her carbon tax, and unlike 99 per cent of reporters, he didn’t drop it after one go. He pressed her on her talking points, and she started to look ridiculous.
So she lashed out, saying she "has no time for folks who are deniers."
She and other environmentalists use the phrase about anyone who denies that the globe is warming. But that should include the UN itself: Even they've noticed an 18-year hiatus, where the world’s climate has stayed the same. Or someone who notes that the globe has been slowly warming for 150 years, because we’re still emerging from the last Great Ice Age. Or who denies mankind has anything to do with it. Or who denies that we in the west have to do anything about it, because China is the world’s largest emitter.
Or someone who denies that putting a carbon tax on Canadians will have anything to do with any of the things I just mentioned.
Even Evan Solomon knows that’s arrogant and dismissive, as I'll show you.
We're getting sick of being told what we can think or say or do; that we’re deplorables, we’re deniers, we’re racists or whatever.
If you disagree with the Liberals, you’re not just someone with a different point of view. You’re a non-person.
Do you doubt that, soon, you will have to swear an attestation that you believe in the superstition of global warming before you can get service from the government...?
A campus pro-life club has asked her to m.c. a debate on abortion, which Barbara will be moderating.
Then Sun columnist Anthony Furey and I talk about Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau calling a female Conservative MP a "neanderthal."
FINALLY: Your messages to me!