Blizzard: Go caulk yourself, Dr. Suzuki

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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 charitable foundation.

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 politics.

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.

11 thoughts on “Blizzard: Go caulk yourself, Dr. Suzuki

  1. “Go caulk yourself, Dr. Suzuki”, truer words have never been spoken, and while you’re at it Dave, caulk McGuinty, Duguid, Mitchell and Wilkinson too. I’ve heard enough of their drivel.

  2. And remember the creepy suzuki ad where he was sitting in a tree house advising children to fink on their parents? I believe that’s called “grooming” in another context.
    I’d like to be able to afford one half of one of his many residences.

  3. So Dr. Suzuki has stepped down from the Suzuki Foundation. I wonder how long it will take him to reinstate his position once this election is over?

  4. It is typical Liberal strategy to place audacious comments into the public domain and then do a nice little retraction after the damage is done and the audacious comments remain in the public minds. It is high time for Canada Revenue to investigate all of these ENGO and NGO who claim charitable status and non-profit organizations clearly not following their mandates meddling in politics. On top of this they receive tax payer funded contributions by these same political parties. The taxpayer has had no say as to how his dollars should be spent. In many cases detrimentally opposed to the taxpayer’s interest. This is not right and needs to be stopped. Any individual wishing to contribute to these organizations can do so, and that is their right. BUT to use our dollars without our consent by any government should be as corrupt funding and against the LAW.
    The machinations of David Suzuki over the years are a prime example. Some time ago he came out with the news that gas fired plants exude small particle entering the lung. So– bad for your health! Yet he continues to tout Wind Turbines which require more gas plants to be built for backup. Me thinks he speaks out of both sides of his mouth. Corrupt? You bet. In for the bucks! A total sleeze! How about putting an industrial wind farm in the midst of your many acres out in BC Mr. Suzuki!

  5. The only “Nature of Things” I ever had the misfortune of watching featured one of Suzuki’s boot-lickers flying around in a noisy, gas guzzling, polluting helicopter, all the while complaining about a nasty, anti-green Sea-Doo on the lake below. Yup, it’s the pot calling the kettle black as His Highness sits back and takes in the view of his pristine, turbine-free estate from the comfort of his palace.

    I’m guessing even our buddy Mark Bell would like a piece of that kind of action …

  6. If you are in the Vancouver airport enough , you can easily bump into Suzuki
    every so often , he is flying aorund in gas guzzling jets , sometimes private ones
    much more than he needs to .

  7. The less publicity we give these people , the better .

  8. What is uglier? Suzuki engaging in partisan politics while taking Ontario government money and tax-receiptable donations or Suzuki advocating home invasion by government agents?

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4oh0Etg3m0]

  9. I had not seen this video posted by tomadamsenergy until today. What a shocker. What was in the GEA was criminal and what has been left in the GEA is scarey. October 7th cannot come soon enough! Tim Hudak: Honour your promises, and Dalton McGuinty: Go to #$!! without a pension. McGuinty should be held accountable for what he has tried to do.

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