$5000 Canadian Government Rebate for Some EVs

This means people who buy cars need to first of all NOT buy an EV to replace their gas burning commuter vehicle. “Whattt?” you’re saying. If everyone who has a car now continues to own an EV instead, we still won’t make it below our emissions target for 2030. What instead?

2. Invest in public transportation e.g. , , , and safe biking and walking infrastructure in our cities and even between our towns.

3. Encourage a switch to EVs, but also give financial incentives if people switch to the bus, or train, or ebikes. You could buy Canadians 3 ebikes for every $5000 spent on one automotive rebate.

4. If you rebate the purchase of new EVs, also offer it for used EVs. Adoption happens faster if a used $15000 LEAF is 33% less @ $10,000. A $37000 for $32000 isn’t as affordable.

A rebate that applies to only new cars may be what automakers want, but we’re in this huge mess *because* politicians did what automakers wanted. Instead do what Canadians want and need, and make low-carbon transportation super affordable, please.

I’m begging you, from my ebike.

Joe Oliver Is Trash Like the Financial Post

Canada has had some bad Ministers of Finance, but can you think of a stinkier one than Oliver in his time since being tossed? Just yesterday the odious Financial Post published a factually incorrect account of climate change, for the benefit of fossil fuel companies which Oliver serves.

The climate alarmists are keeping poor people in the dark — literally
It is impossible to elevate people in dire need to a decent standard of living without inexpensive electricity

However, failed predictions about […] islands sinking into the sea and extreme weather events have seriously undermined their scare tactics and moral preening. The evidence simply does not substantiate the apocalyptic prophesies.

Islands don’t sink into the sea, that’s not the prediction, Joe. It’s rising sea levels. It may look as the same disastrous result, but science has never said that islands will literally sink as a result of climate change.

Also, about that supposed lack of climate disasters, how many years ago was it that downtown Calgary, and also downtown Toronto flooded?

source: business.financialpost. com/opinion/joe-oliver-the-climate-alarmists-are-keeping-poor-people-in-the-dark

Now Oliver has a new role to spread his ignorance or his fossil-malice. He’s an independent energy board crony of the Ford government. I’m sure they’ll find his skills as an island-sinker very handy.

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If Money Buys Things and Minds

You can find no shortage of angry Conservatives who are absolutely livid with the Prime Minister or Rachel Notley for not yet expanding a pipeline to the BC coast from Alberta. Why did they get so mad, and who paid for them to think this way?

There’s a BC “researcher” who claims it was because of a few million dollars gifted to Canadian charities from outside of Canada that swayed public opinion against new pipelines just enough to delay them. That might be possible, if money changes minds, and I think money absolutely can change minds.

So if you accept that money changes minds, how do you explain the minds changed by this money:

Remember, a billion dollars is a 1000 times more than a million. A trillion is a thousand times more than a billion.

If media is spreading this sort of public opinion, then who has the facts upon which we can make good, rational decisions? CBC?

Mansbridge, Murphy, Mesley, Cherry
What do they have in common?
CBC.
What else? They’ve all either supported climate change Denialism, or outright subscribe to that and have used their massive platforms to push it onto unwitting Canadians.

Who do I turn to for rational analysis of energy and economy news? CBC (surprising eh?), National Observer, Walking Eagle News. I threw that last one in there to see if you’re paying attention. Where do I not look? Financial Post (Postmedia), Sun (Postmedia), Leader-Post (Postmedia)… are you seeing a trend here?

#CPCracists Leader

About the time that the odious racist Kellie Lietch was contending for the leadership of the CPC with Maxime Bernier and the guy who kept Syrian refugees out of Canada for years to suffer in camps instead, the media dropped the ball. It’s been objectively clear for years now that the Conservative Party of Canada is now a party run by, and in many cases for, racists. Has the Main Stream Media let the average Canadian know that the Official Opposition party promotes hatred against Muslims?