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BONOKOSKI: Scheer’s great climate plan unveil to get mid-week spotlight

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna must have invented a magical social media gizmo that allows her to be on Twitter, Facebook and an assortment of similar soap boxes seemingly every minute of every day.

Downtime seems to be missing from her agenda.

McKenna embarrasses even the go-go of the Energizer Bunny as she goes about the devil’s work of constantly dissing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and his collective of environmentally-deaf MPs for going into the upcoming election without having even a hint of a climate plan.

Well, hold the phone.

That all comes to an end Wednesday when Scheer finally releases his long-awaited climate plan that involves no carbon tax like the Liberals’ plan — which was heavily criticized last week by the Parliamentary Budget Office for not living up to its billing — but a plan that will be “comprehensive” as well as “effective in reducing the global greenhouse gases’” that supposedly have our planet and its scared-to–bejeebers human race less than 12 years away from the eve of extinction.

But, with the PBO assessing the Liberals’ climate plan as basically useless, it gives the Conservatives some unexpected anti-Liberal ammunition.

If the Liberals’ carbon tax, for example, doesn’t double what’s projected for 2022 — meaning another 23 cents a litre of hurt at the gas pumps, the Tories have calculated — then Canada will fall dramatically short of its Paris target of reducing 513 megatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

The gobbledegook of CO2 somehow being measured in megatonnes is likely lost on the average Canadian, but a hugely jacked-up price at the gas pumps and in the nation’s home-heating bills is not.

With the PBO’s report, Canadians have also had their suspicions confirmed that the Trudeau Liberals’ climate plan is essentially bogus.

In a short video last week to promote Wednesday’s unveiling, Scheer promised a “real plan to protect our environment, fight climate change, and reduce global emissions” — hardly words that the Liberals claim come from the mouth of a climate-change denier like Scheer who the Liberals also claim believes Canadians should be free to pollute because pollution should be free.

This is the nonsense McKenna has been pitching 24/7, as if Scheer and dinosaurs have an IQ commonality when it comes to climate swings.

Dinosaurs existed quite nicely for upwards of 175 million years.

We should be so lucky, considering that modern humans, as in Homo sapiens, (or “humankind,” as preferred by Trudeau) have only been around for a measly 200,000 years.

But, with only 12 years left in McKenna’s countdown to oblivion, someone had best hurry up with a climate plan that is long on the practical side.

The question is, will Scheer deliver the rescue package?

The Conservatives apparently think he will, otherwise they would have used the old trick of sneaking it in at the start of a long weekend when no one is looking — the go-to move if any plan had been deemed a dud by a panel of experts when compared to any Liberal offering — rather than in the spotlight of mid-week when everyone with a parliamentary press badge is dialed in.

So, expectations in the Conservative benches must be high because they’re pre-selling their climate plan as one with high retail-politics value.

Our world, as we know it, will therefore be saved, not doomed as constantly advertised by the Liberals unless intervention is immediate.

It’s the kind of news that deserves a mid-week marquee debut.

Rescue missions usually earn good headlines.

markbonokoski@gmail.com

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