Taxpayers To Fund Climate Change Junket VANCOUVER: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) brought to light today a B.C. government e-mail, that appears to have gone to all B.C. government employees, inviting them to submit written or video entries for a taxpayer-funded trip to Montreal for a climate change workshop with Al Gore.
“Sending bureaucrats for so-called training to Montreal with climate change guru Al Gore shows the government has fallen completely under the spell of its unelected climate change advisors,” said Maureen Bader, B.C. Director of the CTF. “Certainly, there must be a better use for tax dollars than competing for trips to ‘education camps’ and helping line Al Gore’s pockets even further. The government’s ideological zeal in this issue knows no bounds.”
In October 2007, the British High Court ruled that showing Mr. Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” in UK schools, and misleading students into believing it accurately represented climate science, was in violation of the political indoctrination section of the country’s Education Act of 1996.
Bureaucrats have until March 17 to write a 300 word essay or 2-minute video that explains why they should be selected to attend this training. The email highlights that this training will help attendees develop as public speakers.
I wonder if this video will earn me a trip to Montreal