The Environmental Platforms are all Dumpster Fires – Blog2

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Canada’s 2019 election is looming before us and watching our 4 main parties is like watching a horror movie. Especially so on the topic of environment. The whole lot of them are bumbling their way into the environmental arena and battling it out, seeing who can out enviro-woke the others. It’s a real cluster duck, but listening to arm chair politicians (me) is always fun, so grab some popcorn!

ALRIGHT! LETS GET STARTED!

We’ll have to make a choice come October. Before that we can only fantasize about throwing their 4 environmental plans onto a chopping block and Frankensteining them into a semi-functional monster. If only all 4 brains that made the plans weren’t so Abby Normal.

Lets be honest, I’m just throwing politics at the wall and seeing what sticks. Based on only the points laid out from a hacked up cut of a September 8th Globe and Mail article (1), I chose whose ‘presumably’ lies were most palatable and made a few observations. Sure, the Globe and Mail is reputable and they sourced their article well enough, so I tend to believe what they have to say about climate change and despite an online reputation as Center Right biased, they presented the candidate platforms with admirable neutrality. Believing any one of our future Stooge in Chiefs is a different story entirely. Their ‘loans’, ‘rebates’ and ‘tax incentives’ are just word du jour to buy votes with the promise of free money.

3 of the parties had items on their environmental agenda that tasted vile and reek of a lack of foresight. Leaving the unpopular Conservatives as the best choice. They just didn’t have any particularly heinous ideas. They’re the only party (from the article), who are pushing to fight the climate change on a global scale. Canada’s greenhouse-gas emissions pale in comparison to China, USA, and India. Canada’s 2017 Greenhouse-gas emissions sat at a meek 617,000 Kilotons, while the US rolled in at a whopping 5,107,393 Kiltotons, and China more than doubles that (1). I don’t see a benefit to the environment if the GOV taxes and regs companies right out of Canada so they can freely pollute in other countries. Canada loses money and jobs while those countries end up polluting more. I’m all for lowering emissions and cleaning up the environment, just not at the expense of Canadian jobs. Double that when any changes we make will hardly be a drop in the bucket with our global neighbors stinking up the planet. The Conservatives are going big picture with their plan, and cleaning up the big polluter countries by selling them cleaner fuel ought to even make Canada a few bucks.

The Liberals and Conservatives are specifically making a big push to develop clean technology, while the Liberal’s promise to invest in public transit is probably the most feasible part of their plan. The NDP and Green Party sound like they’re having a wet dream about turning Canada into an environmental Gulag. Removing all fossil fuels from the grid, but not offering viable alternative. The Greens’ only platform point I can get behind, wasn’t covered in the Globe and Mail’s article. They are pledging to stop Canada’s imports of foreign oil (2). That’s just smart business to me. Unfortunately, as per the Globe and Mail, the Greens are planning on also stopping all pipeline expansion and removing fossil fuels from the grid. That, coupled with their hard stance against nuclear energy, and one can’t help wonder how they plan to meet Canada’s energy needs. Perhaps they plan to install manual generators in all the Carbon Gulags. Under the Greens or NDP, in the grim darkness of the far future there is only the climate-war.

I hope no one’s eyes started festering from reading this, I watched videos of the 4 parties talk about their platforms to verify a few points, so my eyes sure are.

And heres my name to say so.

D.A. Mills

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References

  1. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-federal-election-2019-where-the-four-main-parties-stand-on-climate/
  2. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-oil-green-party-leader-elizabeth-may-1.5151214