Glad to join PM @JustinTrudeau at a Town Hall meeting with over a thousand participants at the @UofRegina tonight.// Je suis heureux de me joindre au PM Trudeau à une assemblée publique avec plus de 1000 participants à l'Université de Regina ce soir. pic.twitter.com/7JRuqMKx2Y
-A woman who has heard Conservative lies and believed them said he should be hung. He still answered her 3 hoaxes.
-A student who wanted to pin him down on his criticism of boom-bust towns and their infamous abuse of women, when apparently she finds the oil industry and all the people around it entirely delightful.
-A woman expressing solidarity with First Nations opposed to pipelines that will poison their land, water, and air, and put the PM in his place for dodging answering too.
For at least 2 years I’ve said I’d like to build a home that doesn’t have a furnace, and doesn’t have natural gas. There are Passive Houses all over Canada. It was a technology invented in Regina 40 years ago, and rediscovered and developed by the Germans. You can order a home from Europe, or use a Saskatchewan builder instead.
You and Minister Duncan are liars, and are harming Saskatchewan's chance at adapting to #climatechange. Stop fighting the #carbontax, and start making a plan to leave office so real leaders can save Saskatchewan from destruction.#skpoli
There’s no reason why Canada can’t set a 100% electric personal vehicle goal today. Please sign this petition to tell our heel dragging Liberal government to get on it. There are huge benefits to EVs over gas burners, with cleaner air as only one of the perks. They save owners lots of money too over complicated combustion engine vehicles.
I hope Saskatchewan beats Manitoba in signature count. Right now, we’re neck and neck with them.
A show once hosted by climate change denier Rex Murphy, was asking some okay questions of callers, while other questionable questions were called out by callers.
The last caller said rightly people shouldn’t be asked any more if they think climate change is happening, since scientists have long determined that it is. We don’t ask people if they think Lawn Darts are dangerous or if we should wear seat belts, anymore.
3 callers stood up to the host Duncan when he pressed them for personal changes they’ve made to reduce emissions. Their point was that collective action is more important since they’ve done their part and it has still led to this crisis the IPCC has determined we are in.
One ignorant rancher from MB was the most blatant denier to phone in, unable to explain what has convinced him that scientists are supposedly wrong. He kept repeating that the climate has always changed and doesn’t think we are changing it now. A scientist from Environment and Climate Change Canada on the show later explained that we’re adding to the naturally variable warming happening now. Our carbon pollution today will stay in the atmosphere for up to ~400 years. The denier’s point was that Canadians will enjoy being a couple degrees warmer. He doesn’t get that means flooding Halifax, St. John’s, Vancouver and Victoria, etc. Will those Canadians enjoy losing their homes?
A 28 year old caller was enraged that older generations have stolen our future through greed and mismanagement of our atmosphere.
"The Carbon Barons are guilty not only of fraud but also of reckless negligence… They possessed the scientific awareness, the economic might, and the political influence to have avoided climate chaos."
A woman from Winnipeg mentioned that pests destroying entire urban forests are surviving thanks to warmer Winters. The rancher/farmer calling should care about destroyed orchards.
If this was 5 years ago, Cross Country Checkup would have had a geriatric fart hosting who takes money from oil companies to spread climate change inaction. Hosting scientists and callers who are asking politicians and companies to act where individuals don’t have the means, is a step up.
Joyce Murray’s rapping son, and the person building efficient homes, were especially interesting.
So Minister Garneau, a guy smart enough to be an astronaut and a cabinet minister, thinks that installing the conditions for the destruction of our society is “an appealing concept” no doubt about it.
We’re not going to avoid this problem, we have to begin planning with the avoidance of more emissions long term, and the medium term too. What’s the use of building something that we have to tear down in the same generation, like a disposable sports stadium, or a mobile home?