CM is currently our minister for Infrastructure and, prior to that, she was an influence (for three months) on the Covid 19 effort. Her longest stint was as Minister for the Environment. But she has now had enough. She’s quitting politics. It turns out that CM was greatly affected by the Covid pandemic and it made her reflect on what was important. Her kids are important and Climate Change is important. She is quitting government (by not running again) to focus on kids and climate.
Think about that…….
Most of us think that, to get anything done on climate change, one should be in government. If one was to be as influential as possible on such issues, being Minister of the Environment would be ideal. Being a minister in the most influential ministry for climate for four years just might be the best use of one’s time. Cathy got that. CM was the minister of the Environment for four years from 2015 to 2019.
But, apparently, she’s leaving the Liberals to work on Climate Change. It screams the question: what more can Cathy do on Climate Change that she could NOT do as Minister of the Environment?
It is the hottest day on record here in BC. We are two days from Canada Day. And Cath decides today is a good day to announce her departure and leave her influential position in the Liberals. She seemingly has more important things to do. But her departure speaks volumes….I think…but volumes of what?
“Government is a waste of time…nothing gets done…I’m quitting?” “My party couldn’t care less about the environment?” “I got my pension so screw everyone else?”
Or could it be something else? I just find it quite perplexing….there may be all sorts of reasonable motives behind such a decision…..how could I possibly know? All I know is that a person who achieves the second highest office in the land, who gets the highest office on the topic she is dedicated to and who has been in on all the inner cabinet meetings is now quitting that ‘opportunity’……
Isn’t that odd?