Premier Jason Kenney has responded on Twitter to Vancouver born David Suzuki’s recent statement at an Extinction Rebellion protest on Vancouver Island over the weekend.
After Suzuki told reporters the world is in “Deep, deep doo-doo,” on an environmental level, he said the inevitable next step is that “There are going to be pipelines blown up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on.”
He is most well known for his television series, The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, and for his extensive work with environmentalism.
Kenney took to Twitter to condemn the statement and say that “This incitement to violence by David Suzuki is dangerous and should be condemned universally.”
Conservative Party Leader of Canada Erin O’Toole, also commented on the topic saying that “This type of rhetoric is dangerous and undemocratic. It implies that energy workers and infrastructure should be targets for acts of terrorism.
Suzuki has since said that he does not now, nor will he ever support the bombing of pipelines.