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(LifeSiteNews) — Alberta and Saskatchewan premiers condemned Canada’s Liberal environment minister for his relationship with China, the world’s largest polluting country, while forcing domestic net-zero targets.

Last week, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe denounced Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault for attending the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCIED) while trying to stop Canadians from using their natural resources.

“After a recent news report that Minister Steven Guilbeault is a vice-chair of a CCP environmental group, I am concerned why the Minister wants to force Alberta to 2035, but it is okay with China getting there by 2060,” Smith posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Smith’s comments came amid her ongoing battle with Guilbeault, one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top cabinet members, and Trudeau over the planned forced implementation of extreme “green” environmental electricity regulations.

Moe responded to Smith’s post, writing, “Good point. Why is a Canadian Minister serving on an advisory council created by the Communist Party government of China?”

China expert Steven Mosher told LifeSiteNews, “China is one of the most polluted countries in the world — in many cities, the air is unbreathable, the water is undrinkable, and the food supply is tainted by pollutants and pesticides.”

“They are the largest contributor to pollution in the world,” he added. “Even the oceans are suffering. Most of the plastic adrift in the ocean comes from China.”

“China is bringing a new coal-fired power plant online every few weeks,” Mosher said. “The Chinese Communist Party realizes that cheap energy is essential to economic growth and prosperity, a lesson which Western government seem determined to forget.”

Mosher voiced surprise that Canada would restrict the use of its natural resources, saying, “It amazes me that Canada, of all places, would get caught up in the ‘green energy’ scam, which is simply a way for clever politicians to funnel taxpayer money to interest groups involved in building, say, solar panel farms or windmills.”

“The beneficiaries of this government largess in turn support their benefactors with generous campaign contributions,” he explained. “Ordinary Canadians not only see their tax dollars wasted on what might be called ‘green elephants,’ they see the environmental blight caused by arrays of solar panels and wind farms.”

Guilbeault was directly invited by China Minister of Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu to attend the conference. He will also serve as “vice chair” in climate change talks with the Communist Chinese Regime that are set to take place from August 28 to 30.

Guilbeault said it is “worth it for me to go there,” adding he will be advancing “collaboration on the climate, on biodiversity, and perhaps also to start rebuilding bridges with China at the diplomatic level.”

Mosher warned Canadians to be wary of Canadian politicians aligning themselves with China.

“Since the solar panels and windmills are increasingly sourced in China, Canadian intelligence agencies should look long and hard at CCP election interference in Canada, which is real and growing,” he revealed.

“Such interference, which would include illegal campaign contributions, would go a long way towards explaining how China gets a pass on its pollution,” he added. “And why some politicians are so eager to cozy up to it.”

Over the past two years or so, potential interference by foreign agents has many Canadians concerned, especially considering Trudeau’s past praise for China’s “basic dictatorship” and his labeling of the authoritarian nation as his favorite country other than his own.

The recent meddling in Canada’s elections by agents of the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) worries many Canadians and conservative politicians.

Trudeau, on the other hand, seems to be cool to the idea of launching a full public inquiry into CCP election meddling despite calls from the opposition to do so.

Instead, after MPs demanded Trudeau act against CCP election meddling, he appointed family “friend” David Johnston as “special rapporteur” to investigate the matter. Opposition Conservative MPs demanded Johnston be replaced over his ties to both China and Trudeau.

After Johnston concluded that there should not be a public inquiry into the matter, calls grew louder for him to resign. In June, Johnston quit as “special rapporteur.”

Under Canada’s Inquiries Act, only Trudeau and his cabinet can issue an executive order that compels an investigation that uses subpoena powers. Despite this, Trudeau continues to blame the Conservative Party for delaying the launch of a new inquiry.