Steven Guilbeault. X/CPAC screenshot

Federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault took a shot at Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre and his climate change policies on Friday, Sept. 8, hours before Poilievre addressed the Conservative convention in Quebec City.

 

On X (formerly Twitter), Guilbeault released this statement:

The Conservative Party of Canada has closed their convention to outside observers, breaking from an important democratic practice in our country. What do they have to hide?

It has been one year since Poilievre became leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and he has offered Canadians absolutely nothing in terms of climate policy. In just the past year, Canadians have suffered through floods, storms, and the worst wildfires in the country’s history. The impacts are costing Canadian communities and the Canadian economy billions of dollars. And yet Poilievre and his Party are unable to recognize the climate crisis we face as a country. The last time the Conservative Party had a convention, they could not agree that climate change is even real. Now, after a year of climate catastrophe, their only proposals are to gut federal environmental programs and make it free to pollute again, and they think it will magically cut emissions.

We know what a Canada run by Poilievre’s Conservative Party would mean. Pierre Poilievre’s reckless path will put Canada back: not just a laggard on the world stage but depriving our economy and communities of Canada’s competitive advantage when it comes to creating good new jobs and keeping Canada at the forefront of today’s global economy. Poilievre has opposed investments in Electric Vehicle plants, he opposes EV purchase incentives, he wants to cut public transit support, and he wants to de-regulate the oil and gas sector.

Canadians cannot afford to take a chance on Poilievre, not at such a pivotal moment for our planet’s future.

Additionally, he posted on X this video clip:

 

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In it Guilbeault said:

Frankly, it’s very easy to attack Pierre Poilievre on the environment. As someone who claims to be a political leader in 2023, who does not even believe in climate change, who does not believe that we should be doing anything about climate change, who accused me of being the source of some of the forest fires we’ve seen, I suppose that environmentalists are also responsible for tropical storms that we’re seeing? You know that for the first time in history this year, we’re having Category Five hurricanes in all seven water basins of the world. We’ve never seen that. I suppose that environmentalists are responsible for that as well? And floodings in Nova Scotia, is it environmentalists’ fault? Ice storms? I mean, it’s really easy to attack Poilievre. Yet again, yesterday he falsely claimed that Ottawa is working to take away Quebecker’s money, to send it to Ottawa on carbon pricing. This is false! The Quebec government has its own system. They’ve had their own system for years, and Ottawa allowed them to keep their system because it’s a very robust system. I actually worked on that system when I was in the environmental movement here in Quebec. So, false claims, denying science I mean, we’ve played in that movie before.”

 

And Guilbeault posted this as well:

 

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  • 0052 Predator Inspections
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  • 0051 JML Hiring Pumpjack assembly
    0051 JML Hiring Pumpjack assembly
  • 0049 Scotsburn Dental soft guitar
    0049 Scotsburn Dental soft guitar
  • 0046 City of Estevan This is Estevan
    0046 City of Estevan This is Estevan
  • 0041 DEEP Since 2018 now we are going to build
    0041 DEEP Since 2018 now we are going to build
  • 0032 IWS Summer hiring rock trailer music
  • 0022 Grimes winter hiring
  • 0021 OSY Rentals S8 Promo
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