Lisa Raitt explains that tweet about climate change - 2019-06-14
On Saturday morning, deputy Conservative Party leader Lisa Raitt woke up to a sea of online anger.
Before going to bed, the Milton MP had tweeted out a Financial Post opinion piece that said, contrary to scientific consensus, "there's no solid connection between climate change and the major indicators of extreme weather."
The author of the piece is an economist who has said he does not believe in climate change, a piece of background that Raitt later said she wasn't aware of at the time. The backlash to her tweet had been swift and overwhelming.