Erin O’Toole has made the Conservative party a home for dinosaurs. These examples are just scratching the surface of the climate change denial rampant in his party.

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In Shefford, O’Toole’s candidate Céline Lalancette denies the very existence of the human causes of climate change, telling media: "humans are not responsible for climate change, it has never been proven" and "the universe will do what it has to do" lesoleil.com/actualite/poli…
In Trois-Rivieres, Yves Levesque said the quiet part out loud, "as an elected official, as a person, that we're going to destroy the planet, well we're going to do it in a pragmatic way without lowering your purchasing power."
In Red Deer-Lacombe, O’Toole’s candidate Blaine Calkins was caught spreading misinformation to children, saying “whether or not you think carbon dioxide is pollution or not is, I still think, a question.” cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
In Cariboo-Prince George, O’Toole’s candidate Todd Doherty couldn’t bring himself to say that climate change was caused by human activity and claimed it was due to “adding more and more bodies to the room”.
In North Okanagan-Shuswap, O’Toole’s candidate Mel Arnold has questioned whether humans are the main cause of climate change – arguing there is no scientific consensus. huffingtonpost.ca/2015/10/08/mel…
In Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, Cheryl Gallant has a long history of climate change denial, including having stated that: "alarmist claims about 'man-made' global warming have cost the Ontario government tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs." thenarwhal.ca/conservative-m…
In Haldimand—Norfolk, O’Toole’s star candidate Leslyn Lewis, when asked if she thinks the climate change crisis is overblown, said: “In some respects? Yes, I do.” saltwire.com/prince-edward-…
In Kelowna—Lake Country, O’Toole’s candidate Tracy Gray skated and refused to give a straight answer when pushed on whether human activity is the cause of climate change. soundcloud.com/cbcdaybreakkel…
In Lethbridge, O’Toole’s candidate Rachel Harder has said the only reason she voted in favour of a motion to support the Paris Accord was because it “requires nations to set their own emissions targets and these targets are non-binding.” rachaelharder.ca/vote_on_the_pa…
In Battlefords-Lloydminster, Rosemarie Falk claimed the Conservatives need to think about: “Gen Z which has grown up their whole lives being fed climate alarmism.” What is alarming is the dedication of CPC candidates to fighting climate action. facebook.com/LeslynLewisCPC…
In Miramichi-Grand Lake, O’Toole’s anti-choice candidate Jake Stewart has called environmental activists eco terrorists.
In Don Valley North, O’Toole’s candidate Sabrina Zuniga has downplayed the environmental impacts of oil spills, claiming that "oil is a natural substance… so spilling into the environment, the land will absorb it because that's what oil is." thenarwhal.ca/conservative-p…
In Cloverdale—Langley City, O’Toole’s candidate Tamara Jansen called reports of rising CO2 levels “scare mongering” and referred to scientists warning of the impacts of climate change as pushing “climate change dogma”. pressprogress.ca/conservative-c…
In Yorkton—Melville, O’Toole’s candidate Cathay Wagantall suggested climate action was a conspiracy to hurt workers. What would actually hurt workers is CPC policies that don’t recognize that the economy and the environment go hand in hand. facebook.com/CathayWagantal…
Canadians want real action to fight climate change – not a watered down pamphlet as proposed by the CPC.

And finally, I invite you to consult the proposals of a serious party on the indisputable question of the climate emergency liberal.ca/climate

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30 Aug
Erin O’Toole continue d’accueillir des dinosaures au sein du Parti conservateur. Ce n’est que la pointe de l’iceberg du déni des changements climatiques omniprésent au sein de son parti.

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À Shefford, Céline Lalancette, la candidate d’O’Toole, a dit que : « L’humain n’est pas responsable des changements climatiques, et ça n’a jamais été prouvé » et que « l’univers va faire ce qu’il a à faire » lesoleil.com/actualite/poli…
À 3-Rivières, Yves Levesque, a déclaré ce que certains pensent tout bas : « Alors si vous avez un petit doute comme élu, comme personne, qu’on va détruire la planète, bien on va le faire d’une façon pragmatique sans baisser votre pouvoir d’achat. » 
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