Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad booted from BC Liberal caucus for questioning climate change

By Cole Schisler and Michael Bramadat-Willcock
Black Press Media
August 18, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

John Rustad

Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad has been booted from the BC Liberal caucus after he retweeted views that questioned climate science …“Following a pattern of behaviour that was not supportive of our caucus team and the principles of mutual respect and trust, I have removed MLA John Rustad from the BC Liberal Caucus effective immediately. Rustad told Black Press Media that allegations he is a climate change denier are “just false.” But he does question the role of carbon dioxide (CO2) in global warming and opposes policies to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from synthetic nitrogen fertilizer use. …“Man is having an influence on climate. There’s no question about that,” Rustad said. …“The question is the role that CO2 is playing in particular. And more importantly, the question is the policy approaches that we’re taking that are hurting people.”

Additional coverage in the Prince George Citizen by Mark Nielsen: MLA Rustad stands by comments after removal from B.C. Liberal caucus

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