November 05, 2018

Trudeau's environment minister visits China — the most polluted country on earth — but saves her scolding for Canadians

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


You know what the most polluted country in the world is:

It’s the People’s Republic of China, Justin Trudeau’s favourite country.

But did you know that Catherine McKenna went to China last week? Of course she did — she loves to jet around a lot for an environmental minister, doesn’t she?

Then again, if you’re supposedly trying to clean up the world, you would go the dirtiest place, right?

But instead of telling China to clean up its rivers or smog:

Canadian environment minister praises China's efforts to combat climate change

Has China really been "an essential partner" in the fight against climate change? It is the biggest polluter in the world, of real pollution, not CO2. And if you are afraid of CO2, which I’m not, but McKenna says she is, they’re by far the biggest emitter of that, too.

There's more:

On climate change, McKenna said that she and her Chinese counterpart discussed how Canada and China could collaborate on reducing emissions, phasing out coal, combatting pollution and protecting nature. The conversation resulted in an agreement on pricing pollution, electric vehicles and clean technology.

But China isn’t phasing out coal. They’re building hundreds of new coal-fired power plants, both in China and around the world.

Why is Catherine McKenna and the Liberals friendlier to a foreign government than they are to Canadian provinces?

China emits one Saskatchewan’s worth of CO2 in about 15 minutes, but the Liberals are bullying Canadians over a carbon tax while sponsoring our Chinese competitors.

Recently, McKenna has been tweeting about her meetings with the "China Council":

Always great seeing Minister Xie Zhenhua, my co-chair for the #ChinaCouncil Executive Meeting, and Art Hanson.

The #ChinaCouncil had an incredibly productive discussion on taking climate action and how the circular economy can #BeatPlasticPollution. 

At first, I assumed she meant the Canada-Chinese trade association called the China Council, which is sort of a "chamber of commerce" organization, with many prominent Canadian businessmen and politicians on its board. 

But that’s not the "China Council" Catherine McKenna went to.

She went to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development instead.

And it's part of the Chinese government.

In other words:

Catherine McKenna is co-chairing an agency set up by the Communist Party of China, to promote China's interests, not ours.

And Canadian taxpayers are paying $1.6 million dollars a year to the Chinese government, for the privilege of sitting on this council, to help them meet their five year plans.

So let’s sum up.

China is the most polluted country in the world. The Yangtze River is basically as polluted as every other river in the world combined. No Canadian river comes close.

China is the biggest carbon emitter in the world. The biggest coal power plant builder in the world. 

But Catherine McKenna goes over there and doesn’t scold China for not having a carbon tax. Doesn’t call them “deniers”. Doesn’t tell them to stop building things.

She hates Canadians who oppose carbon taxes. She hates Canadians who work in oil and gas.

But she loves China for doing the same things — times a thousand...

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commented 2018-11-06 19:56:54 -0500
KEN MARTINSON commented 1 hour ago

60% of solar hot water is installed in China.
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Wow! 6 of the 10 are in China? Good on them.
commented 2018-11-06 18:38:51 -0500
Ezra,
Some facts about USA and China:
1.44% of electricity in USA comes from Solar. In China it is 1.84%. (and markets are growing at over 30% per year)
60% of solar hot water is installed in China.
commented 2018-11-06 11:25:32 -0500
$1.5 million paid to sit on a Chinese “environmental” council. Is it all in Chinese? Does that government even listen to what she might say? Is Climate Barbie just so full of herself and why is she always so generous with our tax dollars? Who does she believe she is: Princess Justin?

We don’t have funding for our veterans. Our Fearless Leader, Dumber-Than-A-Rock Baby Doc Trudeau told us so. Yet there goes another $1.5 million, plus travel (oops! environmental pollution, but it IS for a good cause… yea, right), and costs and staff; we are financing $2 billion for low cost government housing in India (India is actually richer than we are lead to believe); and of course our dumbass leadership gave Afghanistan $41 million of our tax dollars so Afghanistan can dole out money to its veterans.

I won’t even go into the virtue signalling of taking up the funding that the US will no longer be providing to the UN, or the millions to the Clinton Foundation (still being investigated by the FBI) because, well, no one else will donate. After all, its only CANADIAN taxpayer money, and we are ALL rich.

For putting him and the Mrs. up for a vacation, our braintrust PM gave the billionaire Aga Kahn $15 million for his people.

For every other country Poo-Doh (as the Chinese call him, meaning “Small Potato”) can find the money in our pockets to give away – while building up an impressive national debt and deficit – yet not another nickel for our vets or troops, our needy, our country, our citizens.
commented 2018-11-06 10:32:53 -0500
No surprise, really. Trudeaus is using McKenna to suck up to his favourite dictatorship even though they publicly humiliated him a couple of years ago. I have to admit I enjoyed seeing it. But he was too dense to be humiliated. Anyone else would have crawled under the carpet never to be seen for three weeks.

I’m sure the Chinese have noted his densitude and malleability for future reference. In fact I’m sure The Groper is in secret talks right now that imperil the nation.
commented 2018-11-06 10:19:24 -0500
So, Ms. McKenna is a doubles as a gov’t official in China and her role is to pay China Canadian funds?
That’s so bad, I’m laughing.
I wonder what CHENG PAO K’O’s nickname is for Ms. McKenna?
Little potatoe and little acorn?
commented 2018-11-06 10:13:29 -0500
I have been to China. I found the people to be amongst the friendliest I have ever encountered. But, at the time, their air was brown in the cities and smelled like an industrial area even in the countryside. Their rivers and lakes were quite literally, open sewers. It was not surprising to see one person doing the laundry while the neighbour fished for supper, while the next neighbour emptied the family’s ‘night soils’ (yes that is what you think it means) into the same dark brown, stinking waters. China is a wonderous, beautiful (when you can see it), friendly country, full of jaw droppingly incredible sites. ( who could not be brought to tears by the sheer magnificence of the ‘Terra-cotta’ soldiers in their thousands, forever marching for their Emperor? But at the same time, who could not be brought to tears by the brown air of the cities; the running sewage of their lakes and rivers and a minister of the environment who gives this environmental catastrophe Canada’s stamp of approval? 2019. THE REVOLUTION BEGINS
commented 2018-11-06 09:54:57 -0500
turdos coward family never served our country. The most treasonous bastard Canada has ever seen, turdo. Chinese military ships in our ports and helping install listening devices to spy on our US brothers. Remember the Chinese use to take our recycled plastic as a haul back after dumping all their fake goods from container ships in Canada. I suspect they just threw the plastic overboard on the way back. Just another way to suck money out of our stupid no carbon tax for any country Canadian government. No carbon tax on OPEC oil imported at 80,000 barrels a day.

Turdo has done all he can to stop Canadians from using their own resources. Selling everything for pennys on the dollar, oil ,wood ,coal,minerals. Billions in jobs.

2019 cannot come soon enough.
commented 2018-11-06 09:40:43 -0500
While she jets off to China, our idiot PM will fly to France to commemorate the armistice signed after WW1. All that talk about the environment is just a bunch of hot air when there’s a chance for a photo op. Their jets will drop tons of carbon into the atmosphere in those two trips but the poor taxpayer is expected to pick up the tab and they have the nerve to tell us to change our ways. Stay at home you feckless pompous jackasses.
commented 2018-11-06 09:23:00 -0500
CINDY CHURCHER commented 1 hour ago
Canada installs Chinese underwater monitoring devices next to US nuclear submarine base
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..and we have to go to South China’s Morning Post to find out about what our own PM is doing.
commented 2018-11-06 09:03:33 -0500
Speaking of rivers….I have traveled through out South Korea. The rivers that trespass across Korea are immaculately clean. If you think about 50 million people on such a small amount of land this is no small feat. Both nationally and regionally bike paths are built along the rivers and I have spent many a holiday travelling around the country by bicycle along the rivers. They are full of small fishes and wildlife even as the flow through major cities. There are trash and pollution issues in Korea of course, like anywhere else with high population density but the rivers are well protected and I would highly recommend touring Korea by bicycle.
commented 2018-11-06 08:13:21 -0500
Scientific Brainwashing! Look at Mckenna’s eyes, that blank stare! China is using these useful idiots to meet it’s agenda and buy Canada! Bully Canadians into “Silence” while you sell the country out, keep attacking Canadians and making them feel guilty. Communism in the Canadian government going back many, many years.
commented 2018-11-06 06:20:05 -0500
And you thought turdo la doo was a silly, shallow, self-obsessed tit, eh?
commented 2018-11-06 01:44:57 -0500
Oh dear God!.. This “Climate Bitch”, not “Climate Barbie”, not acknowledging the reality of the country – China – flushing more plastics downriver every hour and every day into our oceans is beyond belief!… Does she even have one tiny dose of reality left in her “Ottawa Brain”???
commented 2018-11-06 00:57:56 -0500
Its hard to be surprised at anything these communists do. Climate Barbie is the perfect little comrade, and a disgrace. Everyday we slide closer to the sucking vortex of the big globalist flush. Everyday I wonder, what is it going to be today.
Trump says to his people,“are you sick of winning yet?”
Trudeau asks us, “have we effectively desensitized you to losing yet?”
as he turns up the heat under the pot we are all sitting in, as the water moves a little closer to a rolling boil.

The enthusiasm in the U.S. is because of a “can do” leader who wants prosperity, safety and sovereignty for his country. We need some of that in Canada. We need a lot of that in Canada.
commented 2018-11-05 23:52:39 -0500
Thank you Ezra! The McKenna and China connection was definitely an eye-opener!
Canadian taxpayers footing the million dollar plus price tag for McKenna’s participation in China’s communist party “climate change” program speaks loud and clear about the Trudeau regime’s intentions….to bring to fruition Trudeau’s dream of a communist Canada with him leading the parade to democracy’s death in our nation. Trudeau has deliberately been putting into action the basic steps to bring Canadians to their knees. McKenna obviously was in China receiving further instructions in how to propagate totalitarianism upon Canadians in the guise of carbon taxes and obtaining personal and private banking and credit information, only two of the many. The Trudeau regime uses glib language to thrust their totalitarian dream, they dare not speak the truth. Morals, honesty and ethics are non-existent within the regime which has been amply demonstrated by Trudeau, Morneau, Leblanc etc. Canada deserves much better than this sorry lot of despots.
commented 2018-11-05 23:36:42 -0500
Canadians are suffering from extreme Libtard fatigue. October 21st, 2019 can’t come soon enough. Trudeau and his cavalcade of idiots are exhausting. Can’t wait until they are punted from Parliament.
commented 2018-11-05 22:56:41 -0500
A little off topic…The Government of Hungary has issued an arrest warrant for George Soros, they have proof that he has been funding Terrorist activities. Source Sky News.
commented 2018-11-05 22:33:29 -0500
The current Government will surly go down in history as the worst Government that Canada has ever had the misfortune to elect. What is more disturbing, if you think about it, is the fact that there are still people out on the street who believe that Trudeau is doing a great job.

Thank God that we still have people around like Doug Ford and Maxime Bernier, two glimmers of light that let us know that we are not alone. ‘If’ and that is a very big If, we have another election, it will be up to We the People to make sure that it is a fair and honest and if We the People are not satisfied, then We the People had better do something about it. Being honest and accepting vote counts will not help us, being politically correct will not help us, we are up against fanatics and will have to adapt by fighting dirty. That is all the enemy understands. Trudeau dose not realize it but he is digging his own grave, it is up to the likes of us to make sure that he takes up residency…..Praise the Lord and pass the Ammunition.
commented 2018-11-05 22:08:01 -0500
The strength of any party is in its candidates.
Trudeau, Scheer, Bernier, Singh, who ever the Green’s choose.
The count is on. Is the pressure?
commented 2018-11-05 22:07:14 -0500
You look good in red Ezra.
A century ago today, Canadians were spearheading WW1’s final offensive that knocked Germany out of the war. Undefeated since Vimy, Canadians were the rockstars of battlefield. Germans feared them the most, in their darkest hours, the English King knew the war wasn’t lost until his Canadians were defeated. They wouldn’t be.
Earning the honour of being the first occupiers of German soil was costly as roughly 65,000 Canadians were left in the mud of France and Belgium. Hundreds of thousands returned home physically and mentally wounded. Canadian families were devastated. Most veterans died early. Few who enlisted in 1914 survived to 1918.
So why was this ragtag volunteer army excel at just about every task – nursing, forestry, food, war? The highly decorated Pete Anderson, himself an immigrant put it this way …
“When it comes to initiative and resourcefulness Canadian soldiers lead them all. Being pioneers or sons of pioneers in a new country where everyone must learn to shift for himself, self-reliance is the natural consequence, hence their superiority in this respect.”
The freedom Levant speaks of and individualism combine to produce a winning outcome – WW1 proved it.
This Sunday the Canadian flag will fly alone in the town square of Thelus in northern France while a band plays our national anthem. The townsfolk will then retire to their town hall for wine and snacks (it’s France) as is their custom on the days marking the end of the two world wars. When I attended a decade ago the mayor told me their long tradition was to honour those Canadians who twice liberated their village from German oppression. He told me their cemeteries have more Canadians than locals.
Hopefully this week many us will raise a glass or give thought to the men of the Canadian Corps.
commented 2018-11-05 21:57:11 -0500
100 year plan
China is in it to win it !
commented 2018-11-05 21:46:09 -0500
Paul McCullough- Hear, hear.
You hit the nail on the head.
Thanks for your comment.
commented 2018-11-05 21:44:11 -0500
What an amazing, amazing interview! I can’t wait to watch the movie.
Very grateful that there is a movie like this out there.
But you have to remember, Donald Trump SPOKE TO THE HEART OF AMERICANS. So, he’s not a unique Unicorn, he represents the angry voter and normal American.
The normal American choose Trump “against all odds”?
You can’t stack the deck in a living democracy unless you turn it into feudalism.
That’s why its important to unite the right now here in Canada and but every so called “leader” of the angry voter to shame.
Trump came in huge after Obama because of his mistakes.
Scheer will come in huge after Trudeau so its best to get him to fly straight now before he weilds the mace in parliament.
Unite the right. Be your own unicorn.
commented 2018-11-05 21:40:00 -0500
McKenna has no business sitting on such a committee. This is divided loyalties plan and simple. Time for a new nic name, Traitor Barbie.