Monday, November 9, 2015
Canadian Pollution Dilution Solution
Catherine McKenna, the newly-minted Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, is learning just how dirty governing can be. In her first major decision as a member of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Cabinet, she held her nose and effectively gave the city of Montreal permission to release 8 000 000 000 litres of raw sewage into the Saint Lawrence River. Staying true to the second part of her ministerial title, her approval is sure to change the downstream climate of this great river, especially for the unfortunate birds, fish, seals, and cetaceans who will be inundated with human waste. As the new Liberal government of Canada has already begun to learn, sometimes government stinks.