January 17, 2017

FOI docs reveal Suzuki’s “diva” demands persist despite waning interest

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

Despite waning interest in Canadian scientist David Suzuki, wherever he goes, people seem to bend over backwards to keep him happy.

The fruit fly biologist did a speech on climate change at the University of Saskatchewan last September as part of a miniature university tour, one year after he went across the country stumping for Leadnow’s anti-Stephen Harper campaign.

Suzuki charged the school $2,500—a sharp decline from previous addresses that have run over $30,000 each. Whether that reduction is due to generosity or supply and demand I can only guess.

Looking at emails among school officials about the appearance, which I obtained under access to information, Suzuki’s tendency to be “particular” was referenced.

“I have spoken with a rep with Heritage Group who distributes Suzuki’s books,” wrote one school official to the woman coordinating the event. “She spoke of how ‘particular’ Suzuki can be with events…. If Suzuki is unhappy for some reason, she said we can at least fall back on having done what his publisher told us to do.”

I’m well aware of how particular he can be, having seen Ezra Levant’s report a few years ago looking at documents from another Canadian post-secondary institution which had been required to supply Suzuki with well-dressed female bodyguards (plural) during the duration of his visit.

That might explain why, in another section of the documents, Suzuki’s assistant asked to speak to an organizer by phone to hammer out what media would be able to cover the event rather than put anything in public documents.

Suzuki has the right to charge whatever the market will bear for his speeches, and Dr. Diva—David, rather—Suzuki, can be as particular as he’d like about how these events go down, but he isn’t Van Halen.

I just wish Canadians would stop treating him as such.

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commented 2017-01-19 03:05:38 -0500
It seems like Andrew is more mature when he does his radio show. When he is on the rebel he makes these bad fake botching of words and other awful jokes.
commented 2017-01-17 22:58:41 -0500
I wouldn’t pay one lousy cent to hear this miserable man speak about his phony balogne, but I would be willing to pay a few cents more to shave off his blue beard.
commented 2017-01-17 19:16:25 -0500
Suzuki was a political affirmative hire as a front man for a 1970’s CBC show. He was not much of an experimental scientist, because his professional publication record is pretty thin on a Google search. Probably a good lecturer for sure. Also a great businessman turning a CBC affirmative action hire into tens of millions in dollars…have to admire him for that, but not his “science”.
commented 2017-01-17 18:29:29 -0500
Years ago when Suzuki said that we were all basically fruit flies, I knew he was a nut case then.
commented 2017-01-17 18:24:32 -0500
Tell Dr. Demento the con is up: the pheny models where all the crisis existed have been proven mathematically incorrect

and the measured temps show NO warming and prove CO2 is no threat

as NASA scientists tell us reduced sun spot activity is actually moving us into a Maunder minimum (mini ice age).

Now take your demented old pelt and slink off into a well deserved obscurity.
commented 2017-01-17 17:37:02 -0500
Must be a vast right wing conspiracy , it has nothing to do with him being full of shit and annoying.
commented 2017-01-17 17:07:15 -0500
Bill Gates talks to students for free. Says stuff worth hearing, no crazy fear mongering.
commented 2017-01-17 16:59:27 -0500
Suzuki Blames humans & thinks there are far too many. Eugenics look tame compared to his ideas about population control. Bad may be too light, I think he’s Evil.
commented 2017-01-17 16:39:05 -0500
Andrew Lawton;
I stand to be corrected, but for the edification of other Rebels, didn’t you successfully score an exclusive one-on-one radio interview with creepy Suzuki when he made a visit to London? The reason that he became available to you was that absolutely not one other person showed up to hear anything he had to say?
commented 2017-01-17 16:36:40 -0500
The only people that believe (or pretend to believe) in anthropogenic climate change are either benefiting from all the trillions that go into the scam or are just plain stupid. Of course, they could be benefiting from the scam and believe in the scam.
commented 2017-01-17 16:24:29 -0500
The only reason Dr. fruit fly gets away with riding the man made climate change train at all, is because cbc gave him a show in which he could pretend to be a scientist. People actually think he has studied it (watching Gore’s stupid movie doesn’t count David). From the very telling Australian fiasco, I don’t think he even keeps up or reads any recent studies. After the Australian talks I realized just how ‘not’ informed he really is. He has a lot in common with Gore. They are both hucksters, they are both money and power(fame) hungry, and neither of them are climate scientists or even try to keep up.

Stop sending your kids and your money to Universities until they clean up their act. Wait a few years, the ‘climate’ is changing. Tell them to go work for a couple of years until such time a balanced faculty is put in place across the country.
commented 2017-01-17 14:51:34 -0500
Q: Why do universities etc pay ANY guest to speak?
A: Because Leftists love wasting tax money on fellow low-brows.

Any institution that believes in then junk that this ‘man’ believes in does not deserve support., That pretty much rules out most schools and colleges and universities everywhere, eh? Suzuki once publicly said that everyone who denies man-made global warming should be put in prison.So let’s build a prison for those who “cause man-made global warming” (-ahem!-) and throw David in it as the first customer. Then throw away the key and forget him.
commented 2017-01-17 14:27:49 -0500
David Suzuki is ready for the wax museum along with all the other CBC has beens.
commented 2017-01-17 13:55:15 -0500
David Suzuki is yet another Liberal embarrassment to Canada. There seems to be a lot of Liberals that are an embarrassment, especially the primary one.
commented 2017-01-17 13:45:03 -0500
David’s star has faded at a rate correlated to the # of words he speaks. SAD MAN.
commented 2017-01-17 13:39:56 -0500
If I had the chance I would toss him prison and throw away the key. Along with the rest of the eco terrorist’s.
commented 2017-01-17 13:32:21 -0500
The Suz is Canada’s Al Bore . . . watch him perform in Australia . . . the country that dumped ALL their insane Karbon Taxes a while back.

In Australia, David Suzuki did something he hasn’t done before: He allowed himself to be interviewed in a situation he did not control.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hKdmQMVJ70