He hates big oil. He has chained himself to gas pumps to stop people from buying gas for their cars. He climbed the CN Tower in Toronto to call for an end to climate change.
Today, he is cabinet minister in the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Writing for the Toronto Sun, Brian Lilley explains:
The first time I remember meeting Steven Guilbeault was about 20 years ago when the Greenpeace activist joined colleagues in trying to shut down an Esso station in downtown Montreal by chaining themselves to the pumps. Guilbeault was against the oil industry, he was against regular people driving to and from work, and he wanted to shut it down.
Now, Guilbeault is a minister in the Trudeau government who drives more in just a few months than the average Canadian drives in a year. […]
I have no issue with Guilbeault having a car and driver, it’s standard for ministers in Ottawa. The problem here is his utter hypocrisy, spending a career as an activist chiding average Canadians for their vehicle use, running for office on that environmental record, and then falling in love with the convenience of his free car.
I guess there is one standard for the political elite and another standard for us commoners.