Christina Blizzard wrote in "Blizzard takes on David Suzuki" (Toronto Sun, Sept.21, 2011):
"Tell us, David Suzuki.
Are you an environmental guru?
Or simply a political hack — kissing the right butts at the right time?
Because if it’s the latter, it brings into question the integrity of your
A video showing Suzuki and Premier Dalton McGuinty strolling through a
Vancouver park was removed from the Liberal website recently, following
complaints from a group opposed to wind turbines. Under Canada Revenue Agency
rules, registered charities are not permitted to dabble in partisan
In the video, Suzuki praises McGuinty for his green initiatives.
Clearly, Suzuki hasn’t talked to the residents of rural Ontario I’ve spoken
to, who are outraged at the turbine monstrosities springing up there. They say
they’re a blight on the landscape.
Near the small town of Zurich, on Lake Huron, for example, there are plans to
build 260 turbines, some of which are 49-storeys high, with blades the size of a
Boeing 747 wing span.
Each turbine consumes 1.6 hectares of prime farmland — that’s about 405
hectares of land that could be used to grow crops.
How green is that, Dr. S?
A spokesperson for Suzuki’s charitable foundation told Toronto Sun reporter
Terry Davidson that Suzuki had, “stepped down” from the board of the charitable
foundation some time in the summer.
James Boothroyd also insisted that the foundation didn’t break any rules.
A Toronto Star article, July 21, quoted Suzuki not only endorsing McGuinty,
but slamming PC leader Tim Hudak. Here’s the Star quote:
“‘I’m offering an endorsement of what Mr. McGuinty has done, absolutely. This
is a great plan. Any party would be foolish to talk about abandoning it,’ he
(Suzuki) said, noting the David Suzuki Foundation works closely with the
government on promoting energy conservation.”
It quotes Suzuki saying it would be, “absolute insanity,” for Hudak to scrap
renewable energy projects such as wind and solar.
Suzuki has also appeared in Ontario ads promoting conservation.
Remember the ad where he sanctimoniously tells us to change our lightbulbs to
energy efficient ones? In another, he sticks his head through a basketball-sized
hole in a wall to lecture homeowners in their living room on how they should
wrap themselves in blankets and caulk windows when there’s a draft.
I asked a Liberal spokesman how much the Great Green God was paid for those
ads, and was directed to a Suzuki blog in which he said people are so sick of
air pollution and climate change: “I volunteered for an energy-conservation ad
campaign for Powerwise, a partnership between local Ontario electrical utilities
and the Government of Ontario. We’ve completed two television commercials and
some print and outdoor advertising, all of which folks in Ontario can expect to
see plenty of this summer,” said the posting.
I don’t know if that means he did it for free, or he volunteered his
expertise and was reimbursed.
I asked for clarification. I’m still waiting. I’ll get back to you.
Whatever the response, Suzuki has shown a remarkable propensity for meddling
in partisan politics. And as long as the David Suzuki Foundation calls itself
just that, it calls into question their charitable status.
Most Canadians are just sick of the soaring electricity rates the Liberals
are foisting on us.
And we’ve had it up to here with creepy ads where a pompous ass lectures us
on how to live our lives.
Go caulk yourself, Dr. Suzuki.
We’re doing our best."
David Suzuki (apparently a big Liberal Jim Bradley fan, according to Doug Draper and Peter Conradi) has been spewing his greenshevism regularly as of late in the St.Catharines Standard, which, at the end of Suzuki's scary sermons, gives a link back to Suzuki's greenfear organization. There was another Suzuki pile-o'crap on Sept.14, 2011, and more since then.