In Catherine McKenna’s mind, disagreeing with the government on climate issues equals hating women. Oops, did I just ‘peoplesplain?’
The Trudeau government came to power promising to unite Canadians, and usher in a new era of kinder, less divisive politics.
Instead, they’ve gone in exactly the opposite direction, demonizing Canadians in far harsher ways than the Harper government ever did.
Notably, the Harper government spent most of their time directly attacking their political opponents, while the Trudeau government extends their attacks to millions of Canadian citizens.
The latest example of that deliberate effort to demonize and divide Canadians comes in a recent Tweet by Catherine McKenna.
I hear the same from so many folks that respond to me on twitter. Climate denial and misogyny seem to go together sadly. Other climate champions like @SPhillipsAB & @KHayhoe get it too. Luckily we're no shrinking violets. But it's brutal that it's something we all put up with. https://t.co/Lyac3UaNAO
— Catherine McKenna (@cathmckenna) February 17, 2018
Apparently, McKenna thinks that disagreeing with her on climate change (which she purposely describes using the loaded term “denial”) somehow equals hating women.
It’s totally insane, and it’s a clear effort to demonize millions of Canadians.
This is the exact opposite of bringing people together, and represents a betrayal of Canadians who expect our government to respect citizens with different viewpoints.
Of course, it’s ironic that Catherine McKenna wants people to feel bad for her – a financially comfortable politician – while she showed zero compassion for the jobs of workers in the coal industry she wants to destroy and didn’t even bother providing re-training programs for.
As you can imagine, McKenna’s divisive attack on Canadians isn’t going over well:
So someone who disagrees with you is a climate denier and misogynist? Unbelievable
— Ginny Balfour (@ginnyb3) February 17, 2018
Holy generalizations Batman… errr Captain Climate. It is possible for people to disagree with you and not be knuckle draggers. I can not wait for the day that my tax dollars aren't funding your PR team to talk down to Canadians while you fly around the world. #cdnpoli
— Stuntman Mike (@StuntmanMike9) February 17, 2018
Appalling Tweet. Insulting a large portion of your fellow countrymen… Oh wait: CountryPEOPLE.
— Ms. Poison (@MsPoison) February 18, 2018
Do people generally only disagree with women about climate? Is the so-called "consensus" composed only of women? This would probably be a surprise to Michael Mann, Peter Gleick, David Suzuki, Al Gore, etc…
— Fallor Ergo Sum (@SlagOffTwits) February 18, 2018
It goes on like that. People are clearly unimpressed, and we know that Canadians deserve far better than politicians trying to tear Canada apart.
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