Speaking before a sold out Campbell River crowd, celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki once again raised the prospect of imprisoning his opponents.
Suzuki has been touting the idea that "climate skeptic politicians" should be jailed since at least 2013.
"I really haven't thought it through," he admitted at the time, when asked about it during a disasterous interview on Australian tv, "but I certainly -- personally I think there is a great deal of wilful blindness and it ought to be pointed out in some way, yes."
Two years later, Suzuki is using the same language, this time in front of a friendlier audience of paying Canadian supporters.
According to the left leaning National Observer, Suzuki said:
“We’ve come through ten years of the most hostile government ever toward the environment, First Nations and social justice. If you were CEO and ignored information material to the well-being of your company, you could be thrown in jail for that. Our prime minister shows such a willful blindness. If we are to have a democracy, we have to get out there and ask our leaders to state their position on these issues and make them tell us. That is our most important priority today."
The event opened with a film about how climate change is allegedly destroying the coast of British Columbia. In the film:
One climatologist noted that the oil and LNG pipelines proposed for British Columbia are “pipelines of fossil fuels into the air.”
This is a statement of special interest to residents of Campbell River, where an LNG facility is proposed for an old pulp mill site.
As Ezra Levant reported recently here at The Rebel, this project is supported of a number of First Nations communities, but is being opposed by well-funded foreign (non-native) leftists.
(Photo: David Suzuki Foundation)
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