Liberals rely on Green party colour in seeking donations based on their environmental policies

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      British Columbia has been the site of numerous demonstrations against the Liberal government's energy policies.

      There have been protests over pipeline approvals, over their potential impact on endangered southern resident orcas, and over the lack of consultation with affected Indigenous communities.

      There's also significant public concern over the Trudeau cabinet's decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline system for $4.5 billion—and then choosing to proceed with a $9.3-billion expansion project.

      But today, the Liberals are citing their climate and other environmental policies in a pitch for donations.

      They're proud of their record.

      "Just yesterday, we announced that a re-elected Liberal government will commit Canada to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, and that we will make Canada the most attractive place in the world to start and grow a business that produces zero emissions technology," declared candidate Steven Guilbeault in a fundraising email.

      It's worth noting that the Liberals have not called for any reduction in Canadian oilsands production.

      But that isn't such a big concern for Trudeau because downstream emissions from exported oil are not included in Canada's overall greenhouse gas emissions.

      Guilbeault didn't mention any of this, of course.

      But he did emphasize that going backward to the Harper era is not an option.

      Curiously, the letter featured a banner in the Green Party of Canada's colour across the top with only a tiny Liberal party logo.

      Only when you reach the bottom is the Liberal red colour displayed more prominently.

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