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Suzuki warns of ‘pipelines blowing up’

And he said Canadians will have to start living without fresh produce as altering the supply chain would help reduce the use of fossil fuels.

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Radical Environmental activist David Suzuki issued a stark warning on the weekend: pipelines will be blown if the government doesn’t take drastic action on climate change.

And he said Canadians will have to start living without fresh produce as altering the supply chain would help reduce the use of fossil fuels.

“There are going to be pipelines blowing up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on,” David Suzuki told CHEK News on Saturday.

Suzuki made the comments during an Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island protest — called a Funeral for the Future — in downtown Victoria on Saturday afternoon.

“I saw the power of civil disobedience,” he said.

“People in Extinction Rebellion are saying we’re headed in a direction of extinction and we’re rebelling against it. That’s why I’m here.”

CHEK reported Suzuki said BC and the world is in “deep deep doo-doo” at this point unless serious action is taken to address the climate emergency.

He said Canada needs to find alternative ways to live, suggesting altering the food supply chain is one way to cut fossil fuel emissions.

“We cannot go on having a food chain that is 6,000 or 7,000 miles long,” he said.

“We’re a northern country, why the hell are we able to buy fresh tomatoes and lettuce and fresh fruit 12 months a year? We’ve got to start living in a way that reflects the place that we live.

“My whole message here?  It is that so long as we cling to the models or systems that we’ve built our laws, our politics, and our economics — as long as we cling to those — as being more important than everything else? We’re hooped.”

Mike Farnworth, BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, said he was concerned with Suzuki’s comments.

“Statements like that are not helpful,” said Farnworth, adding they are likely to “alarm people or cause concern.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
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Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Randy Stubbings

    November 24, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Suzuki’s comments highlight the fact that, for many eco-zealots, the goal is not to save the world FOR humans, but to save it FROM humans. The fact that thousands of people could freeze to death in a cold Canadian January without access to oil, natural gas, or the electricity produced from the latter is, for the eco-zealots, a bonus. The general population needs to wake up to the fact that we have far more to fear from our response (e.g., net zero) to the changing climate than we have to fear from climate change itself. Eliminating fossil fuels will not halt extreme weather, but it will certainly hamper our ability to respond to it. A billion years of natural climate change did not suddenly stop when we started using fossil fuels, and it sure as hell is not going to stop if Canada eliminates its 1.6% contribution to world CO2.

  2. Left Coast

    November 23, 2021 at 10:21 am

    ““We cannot go on having a food chain that is 6,000 or 7,000 miles long,” he said.
    “We’re a northern country, why the hell are we able to buy fresh tomatoes and lettuce and fresh fruit 12 months a year? We’ve got to start living in a way that reflects the place that we live.” ? ? ?

    6 or 7000 miles? The Suzzz is really friggin krazy . . . Vancouver to the Mexican Border is about 1800 miles . . . where does this fool think vegetables come from?
    Tomatoes, Cucumbers and many other things are grown in Greenhouses in the Fraser Valley year round. This so-called “Scientist” from UBC doesn’t know where food comes from? Perhaps he spent too much of his life with the Fruit Flies.

    I remember back in the 60s when this waste of space was hangin on 4th Avenue with the hippies spouting nuttyness and making wild claims of overpopulation of magots. He has never played with a “Full Deck” but obviously good enough to fool the CBC.

  3. Claudette Leece

    November 23, 2021 at 6:48 am

    Lunatic old man paid to be crazy by the left wing lunatics. This world will become one big shi..hole with who’s running countries now

  4. Peter No

    November 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    pipeline to BC should be blown up. Let them ride their bycicles and unicorns. Of course, Suzuki’s private jet will be fuelled by goverment rationed gasoline.

  5. Baron Not Baron

    November 22, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    This is a piece of garbage of subhuman level liar who made millions based on fake stories. Many times he ran out of steam when he faced facts – on video..

  6. Freedoms fans

    November 22, 2021 at 9:35 am

    So tell me how that will help the environment by damaging a pipeline and causing a spill. That will actually harm the environment around the damaged site. Do these idiots not think that their extreme measures don’t do any environmental damage. Maybe we collect him and his family and blow them up.

  7. Left Coast

    November 22, 2021 at 9:31 am

    David Suzuki’s reputation destroyed on Australian TV (ABC1 23-Sep-2013)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4SaIFsyxgA

    Perhaps then is can be “Open Season” on pipeline protestors . . . you first Suzz!

  8. Left Coast

    November 22, 2021 at 9:29 am

    This Grifter is out of his friggin mind . . .

    This brain dead marxist has made millions off of his Pseudo-science dribble for decades.

    But his visit to Australia a number of years back exposed the little fraudster for the Fake that he is . . .

    https://torontosun.com/2013/09/27/down-under-blunder-david-suzuki-unmasked-as-a-know-nothing-huckster-on-australian-tv

    Usually, Suzuki speaks through his TV show on the CBC. When he appears at celebrity events, questions have been pre-screened.

    Suzuki refuses to be interviewed by media he does not control, especially the Sun News Network.

    His Australian visit shows the wisdom of this standard procedure.

    Because when the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) put even the simplest questions to him, he fell apart. But unlike his Canadian events, Suzuki couldn’t turn off the cameras.

  9. Dennis

    November 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Please, somebody take this vile monster out fishing and only one comes back. What a waste of oxygen to keep this idiot alive. Put him, May and Attenborough in a crate and fire them off into space.

  10. Ken

    November 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

    What a communist moron!!

  11. Ben Wilson

    November 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Dr Suzuki…can you say The Great Reset.

    This man is a Global Elite puppet and should be shunned from society.

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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By LEE HARDING

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

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The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.

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Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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