After taking a brief hiatus from social media following a disappointing election for his party, People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier is back on the internet, and it didn’t take him long to start getting controversial. Once again, Maxime Bernier has dragged Greta Thunberg on Twitter, and this time he’s gunning for Catherine McKenna and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, too.\nDuring the 2019 federal election campaign, the PPC leader made no secret of his feelings towards the young activist and the climate crisis in Canada.\nAfter dismissing climate change as something not worth “panicking” or “changing our way of life” for, he accused the 16-year-old of being “mentally unstable,” which was understood to be particularly offensive as Thunberg has autism.\nSince then, Bernier has repeatedly dragged the young Swedish activist on Twitter, calling her “not only autistic but obsessive-compulsive, eating disorder, depression and lethargy” and suggesting she “could not possibly understand” climate change.\nNow, he has gone for Thunberg once again, and it’s the fourth time in less than three months.\nDespite receiving criticism from the Canadian public after his previous Thunberg-related tweets, the PPC leader is now accusing the 16-year-old of pushing "climate change lies and antiscientific notions," and he's calling out Catherine McKenna and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, too.\nView this post on Instagram I have received the Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019. I have decided to decline this prize. Here’s why: “I am currently traveling through California and therefore not able to be present with you today. I want to thank the Nordic Council for this award. It is a huge honour. But the climate movement does not need any more awards. What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science. The Nordic countries have a great reputation around the world when it comes to climate and environmental issues. There is no lack of bragging about this. There is no lack of beautiful words. But when it comes to our actual emissions and our ecological footprints per capita - if we include our consumption, our imports as well as aviation and shipping - then it’s a whole other story. In Sweden we live as if we had about 4 planets according to WWF and Global Footprint Network. And roughly the same goes for the entire Nordic region. In Norway for instance, the government recently gave a record number of permits to look for new oil and gas. The newly opened oil and natural gas-field, ”Johan Sverdrup” is expected to produce oil and natural gas for 50 years; oil and gas that would generate global CO2 emissions of 1,3 billion tonnes. The gap between what the science says is needed to limit the increase of global temperature rise to below 1,5 or even 2 degrees - and politics that run the Nordic countries is gigantic. And there are still no signs whatsoever of the changes required. The Paris Agreement, which all of the Nordic countries have signed, is based on the aspect of equity, which means that richer countries must lead the way. We belong to the countries that have the possibility to do the most. And yet our countries still basically do nothing. So until you start to act in accordance with what the science says is needed to limit the global temperature rise below 1,5 degrees or even 2 degrees celsius, I - and Fridays For Future in Sweden - choose not to accept the Nordic Councils environmental award nor the prize money of 500 000 Swedish kronor. Best wishes Greta Thunberg” A post shared by Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) on Oct 29, 2019 at 12:37pm PDT\nIn a tweet posted on Wednesday evening, Bernier shared an article from Forbes magazine, which suggested that “extreme statements” by activists like Thunberg and Ocasio-Cortez “undermine environmental progress.”\nSharing the post, he added, “Great article from environmentalist Mike Shellenberger on the climate change lies and antiscientific notions pushed by activists like Greta Thunberg and politicians like AOC and Catherine McKenna.”\nBernier went on, “REAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE CLIMATE ALARMISM.”\nGreat article from environmentalist @ShellenbergerMD on the climate change lies and antiscientific notions pushed by activists like @GretaThunberg and politicians like @AOC and @cathmckenna.REAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE CLIMATE ALARMISM.https://t.co/q6vDmBCJV6— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) November 28, 2019\nIn September and October, Thunberg travelled across Canada and attended several climate change marches alongside Canadians.\nShe met with Justin Trudeau to discuss Canada’s contribution to the climate crisis and delivered a fiery speech to the world's political leaders in Montreal.\nDespite harsh criticism from people like Maxime Bernier, Thunberg insists that her focus remains on the climate crisis.\nIn an emotional Instagram post following Bernier's previous comments, she wrote "Here we go again... As you may have noticed, the haters are as active as ever - going after me, my looks, my clothes, my behaviour and my differences."\nThank you, @GretaThunberg for inspiring our kids, for pushing us all to do more, and for building a movement to make it possible.#ClimateAction #FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/hdK9FwsMEr— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 27, 2019\nThunberg ended the post by saying, "I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead."\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.