Trudeau government promises Greta Thunberg two billion trees, plants zero


Last year — less than a month away from the federal election — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that, if elected, his government would plant two billion trees by 2030. The announcement came on the same day that Trudeau met with Thunberg.

But, on Sept. 16, La Presse reported that none of the anticipated new trees had been planted. According to the Quebecois publication, just under 600,000 trees should have been planted every day since September 2019, if the government was to reach its stated goal.

Trudeau will say anything as long as it’s seen as “progressive”. Unless his friends are winning no-bid contracts for the work, though, nothing will happen. Also, water is wet.

None of this surprises anybody.