David Suzuki wants to crush the engine of Alberta’s economy. Why give him an honorary degree?
In a questionable (and bad) move, the University of Alberta is giving David Suzuki an honorary degree, even as Suzuki’s efforts to demonize the Trans Mountain pipeline are part of a growing national crisis.
As reported by the Calgary Herald, “Environmentalist David Suzuki will be one of 13 people given an honorary degree from the University of Alberta this spring, a news release said Tuesday.”
Additionally, “An honorary degree is our learning community’s highest honour,” U of A chancellor Douglas Stollery said in the release. “I look forward to hearing the perspectives of each of these inspiring individuals during our spring convocation.”
This is a big mistake.
David Suzuki has been constantly advocating against the energy industry that drives Alberta’s economy and is a key source of Canada’s prosperity. Of course, Suzuki has no trouble using the product of that industry to fly around the world and get driven from place to place.
In his arrogance, Suzuki thinks it’s fine for him to benefit from the oil industry, while trying to wreck it for others who aren’t as rich and powerful as he is.
‘Honoring’ him, especially at an Alberta university, is really a slap in the face to everybody in the oil industry, and to all Canadians who benefit from that industry.
If Suzuki had his way, Canada would be a far poorer nation, and his radical ideology should be criticized, not praised.
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