At least 500 dead in British Columbia alone in wildfires. Whole towns wiped off the map.

But @JustinTrudeau is surprised that the environment is a defining issue in the Canadian election. 🤯
Since Trudeau came to power, carbon emissions have risen every year. 😡

“He said all the right things. However, the government didn’t follow through” - Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

(This approach may sound familiar to citizens of the US, UK, Germany and many other countries.)
5% of Canada’s GDP is from oil and gas. Trudeau’s Liberals claim they want to use those revenues to invest in the transition away from fossil fuels.

“That’s like buying a tobacco company and saying we’re going to use the money made to pay for throat cancer” - @charlene_amy
“The federal government bought a pipeline. They’re investing in a dying, sunsetting industry” - @charlene_amy talking to @BBCFooC about #StopTMX.

But the main opposition Conservative party are even worse.

The system is killing us. Citizens' assemblies now.

“Before we can get to what they call reconciliation, there has to be truth. Now is the time for Canada to take responsibility for what has happened and to make it better” - @charlene_amy

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