Remember when our jet setting Environment Minister, Catherine McKenna, fell for that fake suggestion about how to stop climate change during Environment Week?
She crowd sourced ideas and tweeted out this one from “Alan in Saskatchewan”:
“Studies show that so called security lighting does not reduce crime. It’s time to put an end to insecurity lights so we can all have a brighter future”
McKenna deleted that tweet after the whole internet made fun of her for falling for such an obvious mockery of the entire climate change crusade.
We wanted to know how something so blatantly trollish made it past the big brains in the Minister's office.
Shockingly, that silly little FOI request turned up nearly 100 pages of documents and emails.
It’s a terrific insight into the inner workings of the Minister's office.
Twenty-four bureaucrats were on the email approving the list of pre-chosen tweets for Environment Week yet none of these highly paid bureaucrats were bright enough to catch a blatantly fake suggestion.
In all of the nearly 100 pages, no science or policy issues were discussed.
This is a government by glamour, not policy.