Today's dose of liberal hypocrisy is revealed to us through in order paper question from Edmonton Conservative MP Kelly McCauley.
“With regard to the recent government mailout for the Climate Action incentive payment in the form of a mail card: (a) how many cards. were printed and what was the associated cost to print the cards; (b) broken down by province; how many cards were mailed out and what was the associated cost to mail the cards; (c) what are the details of all expenditures related to the mail outs including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) description of goods or services rendered; including quantity; (d) were carbon offsets purchased to offset the production of these cards and, if so, what are the details of any such expenditures; (e) was 100% recycled paper used and, if not, why not; and (f) what is the carbon footprint associated with the production of the cards, including estimated. greenhouse gas emissions?”
The CRA, in their effort to convince Canadians that giving more money to the government will save them money somehow, spent an astounding $1.06 million printing and mailing out seven million pieces of junk mail.
Ipolitics reported on this order paper question and delved a little deeper, while simultaneously missing the point of it all, reporting that “On top of the $1,016,345.74 paid for the mail-outs, the government says an estimated $2,310,000 was spent on an ad campaign and another $90,000 was spent on research and post-campaign evaluation”, bringing the total spent to propagandize to Canadians via their mailboxes to $3.4 million.
However, McCauley’s question wasn't just about costs. He asked about the use of recycled paper, carbon offsets and the carbon footprint caused by blanketing Canada in glossy junk mail — all things the Liberals profess to care about!
McCauley got the answers he asked for, but no one in the mainstream media reported them because those responses embarrass the Liberals and show them to be total hypocrites.
The government did not track estimates on either the greenhouse gas emissions or carbon footprint associated with the production of these cards.
The government did not use recycled paper because they did not want to be bothered to find a new vendor to print the cards.
And it a small win for taxpayers, the Liberals did not buy carbon offsets to tithe to the climate gods for their GHG sins.
The Liberals can’t lead by example and they aren’t even going to try.