David Suzuki courts controversy with comments over pipelines being bombed


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One of Canada’s most well-known environmental activists, known for spouting off against governments of all stripes and our use of fossil fuels, is back in the news again for comments he made.

Critics have accused David Suzuki of condoning or inciting ecoterrorism when he suggested we could see pipelines blown up because people are frustrated by the government’s action on climate change.

National Post reporter Tyler Dawson joins Dave Breakenridge to discuss Suzuki’s comments, the fallout, and whether this kind of rhetoric wins any supporters.

Background reading: 'Pipelines will be blown up,' says David Suzuki, if leaders don't act on climate change

Tasha Kheiriddin: David Suzuki's 'blown up' pipelines comment is a winking incitement to eco-terrorism

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