McKenna Criticizes Scheer For Supporting Brexit, Forgets That She Praised Syrian Dictatorship

Which one is worse?

On Twitter, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna expressed outrage over Andrew Scheer supporting Brexit.

Linking to an article that was meant to cast Scheer in a bad light, McKenna said “Wow.”

“Canadian Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says his support for Britain’s departure from the European Union is undiminished, despite the chaos Brexit has sown in British politics.” Wow.

https://twitter.com/cathmckenna/status/1063434561068195840

However, of all the people out there, Catherine McKenna is probably the last one who should be expressing outrage over Scheer supporting Brexit.

After all, Brexit was a decision made by in a democratic referendum in a relatively free country.

By contrast, Catherine McKenna praised the Syrian dictatorship in 2017 when they joined the Paris Accord:

“Canada Salutes Nicaragua and Syria for joining on to the Paris Agreement! Global #ClimateAction. #COP23”

Catherine McKenna Syria Tweet

As Deputy Opposition Leader Lisa Raitt pointed out, the Syrian government was launching chemical weapons against their own people at the time McKenna praised them:

“Outrage from the Minister who praised Syria for its environmental policy as it was using chemical weapons on its citizens.”

McKenna appears to have forgotten about her praise of Syria, or hoped that everyone else forgot about it.

Which one is worse? Praising a democratic decision, or praising a brutal dictatorship?

Once again, in her zeal to score some partisan points against her opponents, Catherine McKenna has shown a tremendous lack of awareness.

Spencer Fernando

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