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BTC: If you were the Environment Minister, you’d feel insulted right now


 

Jason Kenney’s downstairs right now in the National Press Theatre. We know this not because we’re there or because we’re watching it on CBC (the nation’s news network, for the record, cut away from a press conference about a major policy announcement in Canada to show a press conference about mortgage fraud arrests in the United States).

No, we know this because Kenney’s office sent out not one, but two press releases this morning announcing his appearance and also helpfully called the bureau requesting our attendance.

Anyway. There are surely plenty of questions to ask Mr. Kenney at the moment. For instance.

Could you, Mr. Kenney, show us where in the secretary of state for multiculturalism’s mandate there is mention of environmental or taxation policy? Are you Minister of the Environment now? If not, why isn’t John Baird here? Does the government not think highly enough of Mr. Baird to put him front and centre on this issue? Or does the government not think highly enough of its own rhetoric?


 

BTC: If you were the Environment Minister, you’d feel insulted right now

  1. I bet those questions would be met with all the grace Jason Kenney is known for.

  2. I asked ’em, and he said he was speaking for the Conservative Party of Canada, not the Government of Canada. Which I found odd, because his ministerial comms director was in the room, as was John Baird’s, and several other staffers from both ministers’ offices. (In fairness, Ryan Sparrow showed up too.)

    Jason did say his experience as finance critic for the Official Opposition qualified him too. I didn’t have the heart to ask, since his topic for the day was flip-flops, when he stopped advocating for a single rate of taxation.

  3. Greg wrote: “I bet those questions would be met with all the grace Jason Kenney is known for.”

    So you’re saying he would avoid answering the question, spew some lies, and then blame the Liberals for John Baird’s absence.

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