Liberal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has been found to have spread fake news about ‘climate’ deaths earlier this year.
As fantastically reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, McKenna claimed that a recent ‘increase’ in heatwave deaths in Quebec was a justification for the carbon tax.
Except, according to the fantastic work of Blacklock’s there was no increase:
“Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s claims of climate change fatalities are contradicted by new data. McKenna repeatedly pointed to a surge in deaths in a July heat wave in Québec as proof of the need for a national carbon tax. Figures show the death rate in July was the same as last year.
The Québec Institute of Statistics said deaths across the province for the month totaled 5000, the same as the identical period last year. Deaths for July were comparable to the ten-year average and below a peak of 5,072 deaths in July 2010, when average temperatures were two degrees cooler.”
McKenna had said there was “extreme heat that’s literally killing people.” She also said, “90 people died in Quebec this summer because of extreme heat.”
But that claim was based upon “unnamed local authorities.”
Perhaps most interesting, this is the same minister who earlier this year said she had no time for climate change deniers.
While climate change is important, this methodology of fear-mongering and fake news is by no ways the right way to solve the problem at hand.
The Liberal government has repeatedly stressed the importance of transparency and truth and here it has failed to do just that.
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