While we waited Friday for Conservative leader Andrew Scheer to arrive by car at the terminus of the Evergreen SkyTrain line, some placard-carrying kids hurried to take the train so they could join the climate strike in downtown Vancouver.
They joined an estimated 100,000 who met at Vancouver’s City Hall and marched downtown disrupting both transit and traffic.
Rather than joining with youth in the streets, Scheer and Maxime Bernier — the People’s Party of Canada leader who denies that there is a climate emergency — were the only federal leaders who didn’t participate in climate strike events.
With a veiled reference to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau who loves a good parade, Scheer told reporters he plans to do what youth are asking for.
Unlike the Liberals who promised $187-billion worth of projects in 2015 and never delivered, Scheer promised to spend the money.
Essentially, Scheer promises to make it easier for people to drive their cars to work.
If anything, the Massey replacement is playing out exactly as Scheer says a Conservative infrastructure program would roll out. »