GUILBEAULT OK WITH IT?
It appears that even the environment minister’s eco-evangelism has its limits. In attempting to defend the prime minister’s latest winter getaway, Steven Guilbeault claimed that the PM could have “gone to a cottage in the Laurentians, and people would have found a way to criticize his vacation.”
Perhaps, but any true environmentalist would have acknowledged that a long-haul flight with a large entourage produces far more CO2 emissions than a quick jaunt to Harrington Lake.
However, beleaguered taxpayers will again pick up the tab for the offsets to make sure the PM travelled in luxurious “carbon neutral” carriage. This is the world we live in, with this king, and his climate change court jester.
SPEEDING INTO EV MARKET
Re: Honda mulls $18.4B domestic EV plant, Jan. 8
Germany’s Volkswagen was given $16 billion by Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford to build electric batteries in Ontario. Now Japan’s Honda wants in on the action. This is all well and good, except these politicians have not said where they plan to obtain all the additional electricity needed to fuel these EVs. Also, where is all the new needed infrastructure? They are putting the cart before the horse!
To make matters worse, U.S. Ford Corp. and other big U.S. EV manufacturers are losing billions because nobody is buying these vehicles. Thousands of workers who manufacture EVs in the U.S. are currently being laid off.
It seems Trudeau is blindly rushing into an EV market based on his ideology, not sound marketing research. Because of the exorbitant purchase cost of EVs, even with taxpayer-funded subsidies, purchases of EVs will remain slow.
IN A PIG’S EYE
Re: REPLACING THE ALEXANDRA: Ottawa’s new bridge is challenged with the heavy weight of symbolism, online, Jan. 6
Just build the damn thing — the Alexandra Bridge or whatever they may choose to name it. It’s typical of the government, especially our current federal one, to literally study naming it and dedications to just about everyone and their brother before they start construction.
Now the tear-down date is 2028, maybe, but the completion date is 2032, Yeah, in a pig’s eye.
GO SHOW THE WAY, JUSTIN
Do you think Justin Trudeau should go to Germany to show its government how to handle protesters? After all, he has experience with it. He may need another break from his responsibilities.
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