LOL: McKenna Calls Climate Change $30 Trillion “Opportunity,” Refers To Opposition As “The Conservative Government”

A tough QP for McKenna, who continues to hide what the carbon tax will cost Canadian families.

It looks like Catherine McKenna is having a tough time defending the carbon tax in Question Period.

The government recently released a document that contained the cost of the carbon tax for Canadian families.

Except, the part showing the cost was redacted, totally blacked-out.

When Pierre Poilievre asked McKenna to tell Canadians the number included in that document, she tried to deflect to her talking points.

It didn’t go well.

First, she made the outrageous claim that the economic cost of climate change to Canadians by 2020 will be $5 billion, while saying the economic opportunity would be $30 trillion. So, McKenna wants us to believe that the possible economic opportunity for Canada from climate change by 2020 is bigger than the entire US economy?

Doubtful…

Then – perhaps predicting the future – McKenna referred to the opposition as “the Conservative government.”

Oops.

Watch McKenna’s tough QP below:

At every step of the way, Poilievre asked straightforward, common-sense questions. McKenna responded with mangled talking points, avoiding the truth every time.

McKenna’s outrageous stats and deflection reveal yet again that the Trudeau carbon tax is a total scam, and the government can’t justify it on any logical grounds. They want to fleece Canadian taxpayers with a massive tax grab, and hide behind the environment while doing it.

It’s also indicative of the increasingly dictatorial attitude of the Trudeau government. They want to reach into our pockets and take our money, without giving us any transparency or any details. That kind of arrogance, entitlement, and secrecy is not acceptable in a democracy, and it must be defeated in 2019.

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Shawn Harris

Trudeau is a contradiction in terms, saying and promising , while actually doing just the opposite. Trudeau promised Canadians openness, transparency, and accountability, none of which has he delivered upon , except to do just the opposite.Trudeau proclaims he is saving the world with his carbon taxes , but doesn’t care that it will destroy most people’s lives and finances. Yet he repeats the same lie, that he has reduced our taxes , even though they have and will continue to go up. He claimed to want to do politics differently, nobody would have guessed that meant, never answer a… Read more »

C Thompson
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C Thompson

Here! Here! Well said.

angela
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angela

I agree that Trudeau must not be allowed to have a second term. I was so angry today while researching this “must agree with abortion” crap or you can’t have any grant from us. Then he stands up and blathers on about how they are the party of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms…and how only they are looking out for women’s right and they defend freedom of speech unlike those meany Conservatives…oh, and it is all Stephen Harper’s fault. The man is so so stupid that he doesn’t even know that women’s rights and reproduction rights are NOT in… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

She is so out of touch with reality it isn’t funny anymore.

Abby Carrothers
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Abby Carrothers

I am all for climate green energy to be used but IT ISN’T READY. It is too expensive, NOT GREEN or better for the environment. So instead of digging deep into my pocket and stealing my hard earned cash maybe they should invest in scientific development and technology and make it better. Instead I am left with NOTHING. The environment isn’t any better for it, my pocket surely isn’t, yet their pockets grow. As long as we use the resources we have as diligently and environmentally friendly as possible THAT IS THE BEST GREEN STANCE WE CAN HAVE…. Canada has… Read more »

Eldon Sweet
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Eldon Sweet

I can’t believe the tax payers are actually paying these people to carry on in this manner .The Catherine McKenna cannot even answer a question every one wants an answer .There making Canada look incapable of handling our affairs and business dealings .The leading party in Canada look like a dog chasing its tail were loosing respect of other governments that we need to be doing business with dividing our great country for no reason .The leaders of this great country are making me sick with the unacceptable behaviour they are displaying.

Carol
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Carol

I agree with you Eldon, but how do we “not” pay them. They just take it from us. It is hidden in everything we eat, breath and live. It’s added on to our power, gas, food, transportation, housing, and on and on. The Liberals are arrogant,corrupt, greedy, thieves and I can’t wait to get rid rid of every one of them.sooner than later preferably.

Moe S.
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Moe S.

“It will grow a clean economy.” Well, the pollutants and carbon emissions China and India spew daily into the atmosphere apparently isn’t affecting their growing economy. “It’s about the kids.” Yes, when else fails to convince, resort to using the old adage ‘it’s for the children’. And where is our climate, Saviour Trudeau? Preparing for a trip to the United States on board the carbon emission polluter Challenger plane. Our Saviour has taken 33 international trips to 27 countries and 15 trips to the United States since elected PM. Maybe McKenna should have a sit-down chat and explain to our… Read more »

C Thompson
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C Thompson

Funny how they say it’s for the kids, yet think it’s okay to borrow on our kid’s future and guarantee them higher taxes for the rest of their lives, thanks to the Liberal’s out of control spending, with no end in site.

Don Adamson
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Don Adamson

It’s not a challenger, it’s a Airbus A310!

niclal
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niclal

it is sooooo apparent that they wait until they are challenged to act and provide some kind of answer ….unfit , kiddish , we are paying for their ON THE JOB TRAINING …get that climate barbie off the stage …this is what canadians want , this is what canadians expect ….!@#%&

Del
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Del

this is what canadians want , this is what canadians expect ….!@#%&

Perfect. Thanks.

Ron Voss
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Ron Voss

There should be contempt of Parliament.

Sandra Williston
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Sandra Williston

If traitor Trudeau, unhinged Mckenna and the rest of the boy-man’s merry band of lying snakes were even the slightest bit concerned about the environment, they would NOT be jetting all over the world in fuel guzzling planes, they would do ALL out of town and ALL out of country business by SKYPE and never take another international or domestic flight period! Trudeau took 33 international trips to 27 countries and 15 trips to the USA since elected PM only TWENTY NINE months ago, yet he has the audacity to inflict a bogus Carbon Tax on Canadians???

Sharon Kay Cameron
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Sharon Kay Cameron

it’s time to send all these liberal & ndp socialist progressive communist politicians for ‘carbon sequestration’

Hilary Ostrov
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McKenna demonstrates yet again that she has missed her calling: that of a cheerleader who mindlessly mouths meaningless mantras.

Canada deserves better. Much better.

Brian Dougan
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Let’s hope this joker and his court jesters are gone by autumn 2019. “He” could drag it out until 2020. There will not be much left of Canada by then. I’ve been watching this slow train wreck since his father took office in 1968. Not even Harper attempted to slay all of the sacred cows in this socialist country. Who exactly is pulling the strings offstage??? There is far too much power concentrated in the hands of a few anonymous people. That, and the passive nature of the easily duped Canadian voter. Give me the power, and all of the… Read more »

Del
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Del

barbie spews all kinds of numbers like $30 trillion which seems to be a definite dollar figure, yet is incapable or refuses to provide the dollar figure on how much her Trudeau Climate Tax will cost taxpayers and their children.