Catherine’s Crusade against Canada’s energy sector was a stunningly naïve, divisive, and economically destructive agenda that must have foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, and more laughing at us. With Catherine McKenna announcing her retirement from politics, it’s important to take some time to consider her legacy as a federal minister. Of course, many will be saying nice things about her on a personal level, and there’s no reason to believe those things are untrue. By all accounts she seems like a nice human being, though of course you never really know. But that’s not what we’re talking about here. Rather, this is about the results of the policies and worldview she pushed, particularly in her time as environment minister. Catherine McKenna was one of the most divisive federal cabinet ministers in a long-time. Her supporters claim this is because of ‘sexism,’ which of course raises the question of why other female ministers aren’t nearly as divisive as McKenna was. Cries of ‘sexism’ and ‘racism’ are often used as a shield to demonize those who criticize a public official who is incompetent or who damages the country.