I'm writing to thank you and the government for the decision to make the Rouge Valley a national park. But, I am still shocked each time I hear you on radio or television justifying what you are doing or not doing on the basis of the economic consequences. That's the Finance Minister's job. Yours is to protect the environment.
It's not often you get an environment minister sitting down with a bunch of reporters and editorial staff to a no-holds-barred question-and-answer session, let alone a minister who has become as controversial as Peter Kent.
Yet that's what happened on Thursday at HuffPost, as we initiated our series of monthly lunches with Very Important People You Need to Hear From. When we informed the minister going in that he was our guinea pig, he wondered aloud if he was not in fact our sacrificial lamb? Not quite.