As noted by Terence Corcoran in the Financial Post, Rifkin was invited by Jim Carr as a top “intellectual” to discuss “Pan-Canada” energy.
Said Corcoran, a previous voice being listened to by the Trudeau government on energy was Dominic Barton, but “With his fixation on the need for more corporate social responsibility, Barton these days probably seems a little too moderate for Prime Minister Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, and other Liberal insiders with more radical agendas. They want it darker. Never mind re-imagining capitalism; what we need is post-capitalism, an end to capitalism, zero carbon, zero oil and zero gas. Zero capitalism.”