Tomorrow the University of Alberta will give David Suzuki an honorary degree. That’s a disgrace. David Suzuki despises Alberta — he boycotts it, insults it, encourages lawbreaking against it.
Imagine inviting in such a man, to bestow upon him the university’s highest honour. And not just any time. Right when the debate over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is at its apex; when the lack of a pipeline is causing a bottleneck that costs tens of millions of dollars a day, not just to workers, but to government coffers too.
For the unemployed men and women in the oil patch, the U of A has no time. But for their tormentor, David Suzuki, they’ve got an honorary degree.
There was a backlash — protests, petitions, donors cancelling their money. But the U of A dug in.
The thing about Suzuki is, opposition to him is dissident. It’s underground. Because who would dare contradict him? No-one at the CBC, the largest media company in Canada, for forty years.
They’ve been Suzuki’s PR machine, pumping him out not only over the airwaves, but also into classrooms and the popular culture. He’s ubiquitous. But he’s never been properly vetted.
At his events, at his speeches, for which he charges $30,000 a pop, he rarely takes questions, and if he does, they’re almost always pre-screened.
David Suzuki lives a double life:
Someone who condemns capitalism — but has literally five homes. Someone who condemns fossil fuels — but travels globally, non-stop, and even has a business deal with an oil company. Someone who claims to be progressive, but treats young women as sexual objects.
Now our own Sheila Gunn Reid has published the authoritative guide to Suzuki — it’s called The Case Against David Suzuki: The Unauthorized Biography.
It’s a quick read — less than 100 pages. But meticulously footnoted. So you can check all the facts for yourself.
And we’re giving it away, absolutely FREE, as an ebook at SuzukiBook.com
The idea being: have as many people as possible get the truth about Suzuki. Do the kind of research that the U of A didn’t do — and then refused to do, when they were called on it.
TONIGHT I'll share a few examples of Suzuki’s worst conduct, then Sheila will join me to talk more about what she learned, and collected, in the FREE e-book, The Case Against David Suzuki.
NEXT: On the eve of the Ontario provincial election, Candice Malcolm, founder of the Truth North Initiative, comes on to talk about some of the radicals running as NDP candidates.
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