Climate denier booted as chair of Niagara conservation authority - 2020-01-15
The board of the Niagara region's conservation authority voted emphatically to reject an extension of Dave Bylsma's role as chair on Wednesday, amid protests about his links to climate denialism.
Three candidates put their hands up to replace Bylsma, and his nomination was removed from consideration after the first round of balloting.
Brenda Johnson, a city councillor in Hamilton, won the vote after several more rounds and immediately replaced Bylsma, who is a senior figure in the Christian Heritage Party of Canada (CHP). The party, which is focused on an anti-abortion agenda, also claims that it is unproven that carbon dioxide causes climate change, despite overwhelming scientific agreement on the impact.