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Oct 31, 2017 | 21:17 1 I see the environment dept purchased a lexis two porches a Mercedes and a tesla for doing carbon emission studies on. That bimbo McKenna should be jailed for wasting 350000.00 on crap like this. Reply With Quote
Nov 2, 2017 | 11:19 2 Sounds a little pricier than a glass of orange juice!
No expense is too great to save the planet!
The $CAD is going to increase in value to $1CAD=$5USD, hence we'll all be driving Porches'. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 05:18 3 So climate barbie likes to use the derogatory smear "deniers" but objects to the usage of her well-earned moniker. Tears into a Rebel reporter for using it and demands that he quits if he wants an answer to his question.

Wow, must have touched a sore spot, LOL!

And it IS so apt - she could be called worse, like a blonde bimbo, or a quota hire.

http://nationalpost.com/news/politic...te-barbie-name

So much wrong with her outburst and demand - cannot tolerate honesty, wants to control the media and engages a double standard in not allowing name-calling by others but routinely does it herself as a Minister in our Parliament!.

Climate Barbie says this: '“The reason I’m asking you not to do this is because I have two daughters. There are lots of girls that want to get into politics and it is completely unacceptable that you do this,” she said.'

Really? Perhaps climate barbie should understand that by speaking disparagingly of scientists and others who hold that climate change is independent of human activity, she is discouraging a whole generation of young people from entering the science fields because they can expect to be humiliated if they show any independent or critical thinking ability.

And guess what? The whole scientific principle is built on the necessity of unbiased thinking.

So much for climate barbie's protest being valid.
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Nov 4, 2017 | 06:14 4 Do u really think they actually purchased five cars that only Bill Morneau could afford to conduct "emissions studies "???
Why would you test the Tesla which was around 125 for emission studies when it is an electric car?
Why couldn't they rent or lease the Porsch,Mercedes, Lexus, etc to do the required test instead of keeping it for a year and a half?
Why doesn't the government simply just use the FREE auto manufacturers third party testing results or the EPA results instead of conducting another test in Canada?

I believe we are about to find out that there was another abuse of tax payers dollars by our climate alarmist minister.

The Paris climate meeting which she took an entourage of over 300 people for a big boozefest wasn't a big enough waste already? Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 08:06 5 We should all listen to our serious climate alarmist minister about curbing our emissions while she spends millions burning fossil fuels around the globe. 🙈

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Nov 4, 2017 | 08:41 6 http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/catherine-mckenna-rebel-media-exchange-1.4387510

Catherine McKenna demands reporter's outlet stop calling her 'climate Barbie' in terse exchange
'There are lots of girls that want to get into politics and it is completely unacceptable that you do this'

By Peter Zimonjic, CBC News Posted: Nov 03, 2017 8:16 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 03, 2017 9:13 PM ET
Catherine McKenna's terse exchange with The Rebel
00:00 01:54

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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna pounced on a Rebel Media reporter at the closing news conference of the environment ministers' meeting in Vancouver on Friday demanding his organization stop calling her a "climate Barbie."

The exchange began when Rebel Media's B.C. bureau chief Christopher Wilson asked the minister what she thought the role was for hydro electricity in the province.

"So you're the Rebel Media that happens to call me climate Barbie, I certainly hope that you will no longer use that hashtag," McKenna said.

Wilson responded saying that he did not use that term personally, adding that he did not have editorial control over what Rebel Media decides to publish.

"Me personally yes, but I don't have control over others," Wilson said.

From there it descended into a bitter exchange — with Wilson accusing the minister of banning Rebel reporters from a climate conference, and the minister bringing her daughters into the picture.

"The reason I am asking you not to do this is because I have two daughters," McKenna said. "There are lots of girls that want to get into politics and it is completely unacceptable that you do this."

Rebel Media, and Wilson, have used the term "climate Barbie" to refer to the environment minister for some time, on the outlet's website, and on twitter. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 08:48 7 Good for Mckenna.

So when are some of you knuckle draggers going to man up enough and stop using sexist demeaning language against women who you disagree with? If you are not intelligent enough to make a credible argument on the issue then shut the fuck up!

Ritz had to apologize for it in the house.

Some of you got to stop using the Rebel for your playbook and speaking notes. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 08:53 8 Whatever climate change ken(chucky) she is called that because she is clueless not because of her gender. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 08:56 9 Whatever people think about being called climate barbie.....its important to remember that McKenna is another spoiled person that's in over her head.....she seems to lack critical thinking skills as a minister .....good she studies the talking points... Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Nov 4, 2017 | 08:57 10 Chuck its not knuckle dragging neanderthals its useless people that JT put in top Minister jobs that should be working at McDonalds not head of Major departments.

A Useless Liberal can call out every body else but when they have people go hard against them they CRY! Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 09:01 11
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Chuck its not knuckle dragging neanderthals its useless people that JT put in top Minister jobs that should be working at McDonalds not head of Major departments.

A Useless Liberal can call out every body else but when they have people go hard against them they CRY!
Dont bring up Ritz again! LOL

For some people it's all partisan whining all the time. It gets tiresome. Argue the issue and don't make the people the main issue. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Nov 4, 2017 | 09:01 12 See as a Conservative I gave JT a Good 6 months to show us what he could do. Hell I Voted in the past for Ralph so I truly gave him a chance. Then the First years disasters started to happen and the media still loved him. Now were into year two and reality is setting in A Idiot Is running the country and His ministers have no Clue what is going on.

As for Ralph his true colours started to show and Many in Wascana realized Ralph was done and became a Yes man. No Mam Yes. He will retire and sad part in the beginning he actually cared about Saskatchewan and Regina. Reply With Quote
SASKFARMER3's Avatar Nov 4, 2017 | 09:03 13 Ok chuck ill argue the Issue.


The Minister in over her head.

isn't Gender it isn't who she is it isn't anything other than she has no qualification to do the job she is in.

Period.

McDonalds has openings she probably would get that job. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 09:09 14
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See as a Conservative I gave JT a Good 6 months to show us what he could do. Hell I Voted in the past for Ralph so I truly gave him a chance. Then the First years disasters started to happen and the media still loved him. Now were into year two and reality is setting in A Idiot Is running the country and His ministers have no Clue what is going on.

As for Ralph his true colours started to show and Many in Wascana realized Ralph was done and became a Yes man. No Mam Yes. He will retire and sad part in the beginning he actually cared about Saskatchewan and Regina.
This is all a matter of opinion and you are welcome to express yours. But governments only have some influence over economic activity. Other than some increased spending the primary difference between Harper and Trudeau has not been all that substantial on most issues. I doubt that Harper would have forced energy east through Quebec. Trudeau is in favour of Keystone XL and Transmountain. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 09:13 15 Catherine McKenna was elected the first female Member of Parliament (MP) in Ottawa Centre on October 19, 2015. On November 4, 2015 she was appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Before a career in politics, Catherine co-founded and was the Executive Director of Canadian Lawyers Abroad, a charitable organization based at the University of Ottawa. She was the Executive Director the Banff Forum, a leading Canadian organization that brings together young leaders to discuss how to tackle key public policy challenges facing Canada. Catherine taught at the Munk School of Global Affairs and was a board member of the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. She has worked internationally as a legal adviser for the UN in East Timor and on trade issues in Indonesia.

Catherine is an active member of the Ottawa Centre community. She was Vice President of the Glebe Community Association and has served on the boards of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool. She enjoys coaching children’s soccer and swimming with the National Capital Region YMCA Masters Swim Team.

Catherine is married and has three children.

Wikipedia
Catherine Mary McKenna PC MP (born August 5, 1971) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Ottawa Centre in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. She was appointed as Minister of Environment and Climate Change in the Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, on November 4, 2015. She holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from McGill University.[2]

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1 Education
2 Career
2.1 Legal career
2.2 Teaching
3 Federal politics
3.1 Minister of Environment and Climate Change
4 Personal life
4.1 Community involvement
5 Charity
6 Electoral record
7 References
8 External links

Education

Catherine McKenna holds a master's degree from the London School of Economics where she studied International Relations, and a law degree from McGill University. She also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto.

After graduating from École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame (her father insisted that all his children be bilingual despite not knowing any French himself)[3] and then Saint Mary Catholic Secondary School[4] in Hamilton, Ontario, McKenna attended the University of Toronto and studied French and International Relations. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she filmed a documentary in Asia, “Real Travels: 60 days in Indonesia.” McKenna then completed a master's degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and a law degree at McGill.[5]

While studying at the University of Toronto, McKenna was captain of the national champion varsity swim team. She continues to train and compete with the National Capital YMCA Masters Swim Team.[6]
Career
Legal career

McKenna is trained as a human rights and social justice lawyer.[7] McKenna is the co-founder of Canadian Lawyers Abroad, a University of Ottawa-based charity that helps Canadian law students and law firms do pro bono legal work in developing countries.[1][7][8]

McKenna was a senior negotiator with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in East Timor which culminated in the Timor Sea Treaty providing for the joint exploitation of petroleum resources in a part of the Timor Sea.[9] She is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.[7]

McKenna has practised law at leading firms in Indonesia, focusing on international trade, competition, investment and constitutional issues. In 2002, she joined Stikeman Elliott LLP, working in the areas of competition, trade, and constitutional law.[5] During this time she was senior counsel on the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer’s review of Canada’s military justice system.[10]
Teaching

McKenna has taught at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and was a board member at the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies.[10]
Federal politics
McKenna on November 4, 2015, shortly before being sworn into cabinet.
McKenna with Bruce Heyman and Gina McCarthy in 2016.

In the 2015 federal election, McKenna defeated longtime New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) Paul Dewar in the riding of Ottawa Centre.[11] McKenna said that she knocked on 100,000 doors during her 522 days as a candidate.[12] McKenna was elected with 43% of the votes compared to Dewar's 38%.[13] McKenna had campaigned on issues such as reforming the National Capital Commission, funding for a new main branch of the Ottawa Public Library, and opposing the proposed Memorial to the Victims of Communism.[11]

McKenna is one of 50 women elected to the Liberal caucus.[12]
Minister of Environment and Climate Change

McKenna was appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Justin Trudeau's first cabinet on November 4, 2015.[14] One of her first appearances as Minister of Environment and Climate Change was at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.[15]

In December 2016, McKenna led a clean-technology sector business delegation with Canadian and Chinese companies in China. Additionally, she served as the international executive vice-chair of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and co-chaired the council’s annual general meeting with China’s Minister of Environmental Protection, Minister Chen Jining.[16]
Personal life

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, she is the eldest of four children of Dr. John McKenna, an Irish dentist and his Quebec-born wife Pat McKenna, who still live in the southwest part of Hamilton.[3][4][17] On August 14, 1999, McKenna married entrepreneur and writer Scott Gilmore, with whom she lives since 2002 in The Glebe, Ottawa.[1][3] They have two daughters and one son.[3] The actor Patrick Gilmore is Catherine's brother-in-law.
Community involvement

McKenna is the past Vice-President of the Glebe Community Association and has served as a board member of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and the Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool.[10]
Charity

McKenna was, before entering politics, the Executive Director of Level, a charity that she cofounded.[6] Level is described as a catalyst for positive and social change. They believe that uniting the power of people, education and law will lead to a more equitable and just society.[18] McKenna is also known for her Dare to Dream program that mentors and inspires Aboriginal students through justice education and outreach activities by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal lawyers. The program was piloted in Toronto and has now expanded to Calgary and Ottawa.[6] Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 09:15 16
Quote Originally Posted by SASKFARMER3 View Post
Ok chuck ill argue the Issue.


The Minister in over her head.

isn't Gender it isn't who she is it isn't anything other than she has no qualification to do the job she is in.

Period.

McDonalds has openings she probably would get that job.
Shes more than qualified. You just disagree with her! Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 09:21 17
Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
Dont bring up Ritz again! LOL

For some people it's all partisan whining all the time. It gets tiresome. Argue the issue and don't make the people the main issue.
Which is exactly what we are doing - demanding an answer to the issue climate barbie raised when speaking to the press.

chucky boy, you are a master at diversion! Good for you! You win a Climate Barbie sticker! Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 09:21 18 Chuck , do you think the purchase of those vehicles 🚗 was justified?
What percentage of the population actually drives vehicles like that ?
Would you agree this is a big waste of tax payers money ? Really , two Porsche ?
These are just clearly going to be used as personal vehicles for Mckenna and her buddies. One would have to be a complete idiot not to see what that's all about .
The "knuckle drggers" you just blasted can see the truth in this ..... can you ?
This is a blatant misuse of tax payer money . Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 10:27 19 upchucky,

you know who the real knuckle dragger is ????

It's a sockboy PM, who picks his cabinet ministers based on whether they have a vagina or not! For cripes sakes, it's the 21st century, and this Prime Minister is still evaluating people by the sex organs they have!

Instead of weighing peoples talents for the positions that need to be filled, he just divides the names based on sex and fills the jobs equally from both lists, whether they a damn "Barbie" or not.

Look at climate change Barbie for example, she's so uneducated, she thinks that carbon in the atmosphere is "pollution", ya, no kidding. What does she think is responsible for plant growth on the planet. Not to mention the idiot incharge(supposedly) of RCA, what about the loser running the MMIW hearing, no experience/no talent, how about that crooked Morneau, filling his pockets with millions of dollars in only a matter of a year and a half, how about the defense minister who lied about his roll in the armed forces, how about the lying women who was in charge of Voting reform, entered the country illegally and gets a job in Trudeau's cabinet, other immigrates who did the same thing actually got kicked out of the country by Chretien of all people,,,,there's more,,the list just keeps going on.... Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 10:58 20 Let's see now.

Gore is a LAWYER pushing AGW.

Suzuki is a FLY scientist pushing AGW.

McKenna is a LAWYER pushing AGW and BIG CARBON TAXES.

Can't see where any of them were trained in climatology or meteorology.

And all of them are FOS when it comes to AGW and the earth's thermodynamic system.

McKenna blew her qualifications for the job when she declared CO2 was a pollutant.

Only a scientifically illiterate person make a statement like that. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:08 21 Here is the reasons given on the purchases of cars in question. This does not seem like a big deal to me since the Conservatives also purchased "luxury vehicles" for testing as well.

Farmers are routinely buying loaded up trucks for work which would fit into the luxury class as well. All tax deductible.

http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/how-a-112k-tesla-put-the-liberals-on-the-defensive-over-emissions-testing
"In answer to questions from the Post, the department clarified that it has purchased 47 new and used light-duty vehicles for emissions testing since the Liberals were elected in November 2015. They ranged in price from $11,020 to $92,724, and 13 were luxury brands. The Tesla was purchased partly to test its battery in the Canadian climate.

Butts was quick to point out on Monday that the vehicles were bought for emissions testing, not for official use. But that did little to stem the tide of criticism, with some suggesting the government should rent or borrow the cars instead of buying them.

In an email, the department explained that buying cars is the most cost-effective way to test them, as the testing can often take several months and the cars are sometimes modified in the process.

Still, it may not be quite true that there are no alternatives. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency requires car makers to provide vehicles for testing — free of charge — to confirm the manufacturers’ own emission results. In the wake of the 2015 Volkswagen emissions scandal, the agency also borrows vehicles directly from owners for two weeks of in-use testing, in exchange for a loaner vehicle and a small amount of money.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna makes her way to speak with media at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Wednesday September 20, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

But George Iny, executive director of the Automobile Protection Association, said Canada should absolutely not take cars from manufacturers for testing. “That would worry us because of the possibility of cheating,” he said. “Definitely you cannot borrow them from a car maker.”

“Other than the optics, (buying cars) is the right thing to do,” said Eli Melnick, owner of Toronto’s Start Auto Electric, in an email. “You cannot ask the manufacturers for a loaner for obvious reasons (can you spell VW?) or even hint to anyone that you’ll be testing vehicles.”

Canada’s process for testing vehicle emissions is nothing new. The department says it’s been purchasing vehicles for testing since 1999, and cars were previously bought through Transport Canada for the same purpose. Marlo Raynolds, McKenna’s chief of staff, has tweeted a list of luxury vehicles he claims were purchased by the former Conservative government for the same reason.

What has changed recently is that Ottawa is now purchasing more vehicles as part of its own investigation into the Volkswagen scandal, which broke in September 2015 when it was revealed the car maker was selling diesel vehicles with “defeat devices” designed to cheat emissions tests." Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:10 22 Where are the moderators for this forum? This should be a place for respectful discussion, not name calling and derogatory remarks. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:19 23 For the scientific record CO2 is necessary for life but in excess, increases the greenhouse effect.

Therefore in excess it is considered a pollutant. Check out the Scientific American article on CO2.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-worst-climate-pollution-is-carbon-dioxide/

You guys are grasping at straws with your lame arguments.

Politicians are not the experts in climatology or climate change although there may be a climate scientist in politics somewhere.

In government they have scientific experts who draw on the current research. There are numerous Environment Canada climatologists or experts to advise the minister.

Some you guys need a lesson in how governments work. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:22 24
Quote Originally Posted by danny W1M View Post
upchucky,

you know who the real knuckle dragger is ????

It's a sockboy PM, who picks his cabinet ministers based on whether they have a vagina or not! For cripes sakes, it's the 21st century, and this Prime Minister is still evaluating people by the sex organs they have!

Instead of weighing peoples talents for the positions that need to be filled, he just divides the names based on sex and fills the jobs equally from both lists, whether they a damn "Barbie" or not.

Look at climate change Barbie for example, she's so uneducated, she thinks that carbon in the atmosphere is "pollution", ya, no kidding. What does she think is responsible for plant growth on the planet. Not to mention the idiot incharge(supposedly) of RCA, what about the loser running the MMIW hearing, no experience/no talent, how about that crooked Morneau, filling his pockets with millions of dollars in only a matter of a year and a half, how about the defense minister who lied about his roll in the armed forces, how about the lying women who was in charge of Voting reform, entered the country illegally and gets a job in Trudeau's cabinet, other immigrates who did the same thing actually got kicked out of the country by Chretien of all people,,,,there's more,,the list just keeps going on....
If you need to blow off steam rant on, but it would be more effective if you stick to one issue at a time. Reply With Quote
GDR
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:25 25 In what way does a legal background qualify you for anything other than legal work. Agree with most she was a poor appointment.

My experience working with lawyers(teachers too actually) on non professional type projects is that no matter what they are right and everyone else is wrong, no need to question anything they say. Really hard to work with those attitudes. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:32 26
Quote Originally Posted by agstar77 View Post
Where are the moderators for this forum? This should be a place for respectful discussion, not name calling and derogatory remarks.
Why start moderating now? This Barbie reference has been going on for weeks and no one has questioned it. Where are Vicki and farm gal? Surely they don't want themselves or their daughters dismissed and referred to as "barbies" or some other sexist name?


I try to stick to debating the issues but sometimes you have to make a point. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:37 27
Quote Originally Posted by GDR View Post
In what way does a legal background qualify you for anything other than legal work. Agree with most she was a poor appointment.

My experience working with lawyers(teachers too actually) on non professional type projects is that no matter what they are right and everyone else is wrong, no need to question anything they say. Really hard to work with those attitudes.
If she was on the opposition benches and spoke against a carbon tax nobody on Agriville would refer to her as Barbie. Period. Does Candice Bergen Conservative MP get called a barbie? Nope

Your generalizations are wrong and big egos cross all classes, professions, and political lines.

Just say you disagree with her policy and explain why. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 11:41 28
Quote Originally Posted by chuckChuck View Post
Why start moderating now? This Barbie reference has been going on for weeks and no one has questioned it. Where are Vicki and farm gal? Surely they don't want themselves or their daughters dismissed and referred to as "barbies" or some other sexist name?


I try to stick to debating the issues but sometimes you have to make a point.
You would insult women who see through Climate Barbie's hypocrisy? To the point then, chucky -





Breathe deeply for a few moments before you try to respond there chucky boy!
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Nov 4, 2017 | 12:37 29
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You would insult women who see through Climate Barbie's hypocrisy? To the point then, chucky -





Breathe deeply for a few moments before you try to respond there chucky boy!
Good thing you have rebel media to tell you how to think. Kinda of explains a lot .

Since when is hypocrisy or double standards or political name calling news in politics? Almost every party has some example of it.

The focuss for many critics of Mckenna seems to be personal sexist attacks. Why focuss on the Minister personally when it is Liberal policy that you don't agree with.

stick to the issues, make your arguments and avoid the personal. Reply With Quote
Nov 4, 2017 | 13:05 30 What go dept do you work for chucky as it seems you just spew leftard policy and won't answer a question. Reply With Quote