In Parliament: Asking the DM of Environment about Outsourced Advice

On March 10, I pressed the Deputy Minister of the Environment as she and her colleagues appeared at the Environment Committee, to justify the extra $70 million in spending they have compiled – beyond what was afforded to them.

Note that millions in grants for policy advice have been awarded to various Liberal-connected organizations – Smart Prosperity Institute; International Institute for Sustainable Development; Climate Choices Canada; Institute for Sustainable Finance (to name a few).

My question asks at what time does the actual bureaucracy become irrelevant – because all the policy advice is being outsourced. Paying other organizations to do your work means you have become redundant.