Wall says Suzuki’s comments on oil industry are ridiculous

Suzuki was responding to Saskatchewan Premier’s position on greenhouse gas emissions

Mark Blinch/Reuters

Mark Blinch/Reuters

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says remarks by environmentalist David Suzuki equating the oil industry to slavery are “ridiculous.”

Suzuki was responding to Wall’s position that Canada needs to consider the economy when talking about reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Suzuki said in an interview Monday on SiriusXM’s “Everything is Political” with Evan Solomon that people in the southern Unites States argued in the 19th century that to eliminate slavery would destroy their economy.

The premier says comments equating the oil industry to slavery might hurt the arguments against the energy sector because they’re so ridiculous.

He says people might be more interested in what the energy sector is doing in terms of employing Canadians and being more diligent about the environment.

Wall says people want politicians to take action on climate change, but to remember that the economy and jobs also need to be considered.

The interview


Wall says Suzuki’s comments on oil industry are ridiculous

  1. Suzuki’s historical analogy may prove to be apt. The move to enact policies to remediate anthropogenic climate change be will based on moral arguments. Already, conservative climate change deniers are on thin ice (yes, the pun is intended).

  2. Most these “anti- big oil / Anti-tar sands” groups are being funded by the US Tides foundation. Interesting note I did a quick online search to find out who the Tides foundation was and who their biggest money contributors were. The IRS receipts/ records are public and were easily found…. Are you ready??? Their biggest contributors include
    1. The Atlantic Richfield Corporation better known as ARCO
    2. The BP/British petroleum foundation
    3. The John D Rockefeller foundation formerly Standard oil now aka Chevron and Exxonmobil

    Now why are American oil companies paying people to protest the expansion and sales of Canadian oil? Simple= Canadian Bitumen sells for less per barrel than Standard american crude. If people are buying cheaper Canadian oil then they are not buying their American oil and it cuts into their profits.

    American oil companies paying off a bunch of clueless leftists through a BS charity a few million a year to “like save the planet dude!” So as to not lose 10’s of millions in potential revenue is a good investment on their part.

    • Um,the Rockefeller foundation isn’t an American oil company.
      And your vague allegation doesn’t cut it.
      Go ahead and tell us how much US oil companies have contributed to the Suzuki foundation.

      • Oh, absolutely, John D Rockefeller wasn’t the owner of standard oil which wasn’t forced to split and definitely didn’t become Chevron and Exxon-Mobil and he definitely was not the majority shareholder in them. Guess that is just a rumor. IRS Tax records are hardly a “Vague allegation” The vague allegation tax records of the Tides foundation show $65,000 a year to Suzuki’s foundation to answer your question

        • You know that Rockefeller owning Standard Oil 100 years ago doesn’t make the Rockefeller Foundation an oil company, right? Please tell me you understand that.

          “The vague allegation tax records of the Tides foundation show $65,000 a year to Suzuki’s foundation to answer your question”

          Which tells us exactly nothing. How much came from oil companies? $5?

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