David Suzuki is a bit of a con man.
He lectures the rest of us on how big our carbon footprint is. He rails against capitalism.
But the man owns literally five houses. In Canada and even in Australia.
It's not even like he’s a great entrepreneur. He’s a “grantrepreneur”: He’s gamed the system.
But he condemns those of us who want to work for our wealth, and be able to keep it.
Now the University of Alberta, in the heart of the oilsands province, wants to give him an honorary degree.
Bringing in a huckster like Suzuki would be bad on any given year. But this year — in the midst of the final assault on Alberta jobs, when that very pipeline is the key item in the news — imagine how corrupted the U of A has become.
The dean of Engineering at U of A posted a public dissent against it, and that sentiment is growing: A law firm is cancelling their $100,000 donation pledge to the U of A, saying they’ll give it to students in other ways.
Naturally, the CBC has been on a massive PR campaign to support his honorary degree — without acknowledging their obvious conflict of interest: He works for them.
Oh, and he also runs an anti-oil lobby group, with registered lobbyists, at the David Suzuki Foundation, all campaigning against oil and gas.
On a related note, the bank HSBC has announced that it will stop lending money to the oilsands.
HSBC was also the key money-launderer for Mexican drug cartels.
Those are the people who won’t lend money to hard-working, honest citizens working in the oil patch?
If you do any banking with HSBC, have some self-respect. If they don’t want your business — don’t give it to them.
Shut down your bank account with them and move to another bank, I don’t care which.
Just one that doesn’t value drug dealers, or David Suzuki, more than law-abiding, honest Canadians...
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