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Dear .@Cathmckenna yesterday I allowed my rage to take over when I saw both you & .@JustinTrudeau tweeting about #GretaThunberg & #climatestrikecanada #ClimateStrike.

Your work & this moment in history deserves more compassionate & thoughtful response, so here it is: THREAD
@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I admire your strength & commitment and as a woman who is attacked & threatened for my work I appreciate what you have been going through.

As a Canadian I also appreciate the coal phase out, the price on pollution & other elements of your climate platform but.../2

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@cathmckenna @JustinTrudeau I knocked on doors in the last elxn to help this govt get elected b/c I was so horrified by the lost decade of climate inaction in Canada under the Harper govt & I believed you when you promised prorep, climate test for pipelines, stronger targets science based policy & UNDRIP/3
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I've been working on climate change policy, in one way or another, since the late 1990s. I've seen our government set Kyoto and Copenhagen targets and do little to meet them. In the last 4 years, we've seen more action on climate at the federal and provincial level than ever. 1/
We've also, in the last 2 yrs, seen new govts repeal important action provincially, here in Alberta and in Ontario in particular. Federally, we've got a choice: continued, concrete action on climate change vs promises that, while repealing policies, we'll still make progress. 2/
But, more importantly, we have a choice between visions of how to deal with this issue in Canada. On the one hand, we're offered a wink and a bet on a world not acting on climate change. On the other, policies which better prepare Canada for a world acting on climate change. 3/
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