by Jim Emberger – Letter to the Editor, Telegraph Journal & Daily Gleaner
A recent editorial in Brunswick News accused the Minister of the Environment, Steven Guilbeault, of misfeasance, because he isn’t promoting Canadian fossil fuel exports to Europe. Besides displaying a lack of understanding of the climate crisis, the editorial argument is without merit.
To begin: Guilbeault is the Minister of the Environment. Protecting the environment is his primary mandate. He doesn’t work for the industry promoters that run the Natural Resources ministry.
Next: the overarching threat to the environment everywhere is the climate crisis, referred to in Guilbeault’s Mandate Letter as an, ‘existential crisis’, the solution to which is to stop using fossil fuels.