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.
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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