Environmental activist David Suzuki is once again facing the heat for some wacko statements, this time on the world stage.

Visiting Australia last week – after saying he’d stop flying there to reduce his carbon footprint – Suzuki told a TV program that politicians should be charged with criminal negligence if they don’t share his views on climate issues.

Further, he told ABC TV network host Tony Jones and his studio audience that he finds it curious that in Canada, “we now have a government that is increasing the number of prisons at a time when the rate of crime has been dropping steadily over the last 10 years.

“So I’m wondering, I’m not a guy that thinks about conspiracies, but I’m wondering whether our prime minister thinks he’s going to be creating new categories of crime, like eco-terrorism.”

Jones’ comeback was bang on: “With all due respect, that does sound like a conspiracy theory.”

We also like the response of Jean-Christophe De Le Rue, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, who told us: “David Suzuki is showing once again how completely out of step he is with average Canadians.

“(Our 2012 budget) was clear: we have not built any new prisons and we have no plans to do so. David Suzuki is wrong once again: we only lock up criminals and terrorists.”

The blame for Suzuki’s growing list of gaffes rests solely on his shoulders.
In July, Suzuki told a French-language publication Canada is “full” and decried its immigration policies as “disgusting.” That raised a lot of eyebrows.

Sun Media columnist Lorrie Goldstein explained: “To Suzuki, declining birth rates in the developed world are a good thing, because they mean fewer people in the countries that have the largest per capita carbon footprints.”

In other words, he’d rather people stagnate in undeveloped corners of the world than thrive in Canada if it means less emissions.

Some might say “what’s happened with him recently?” But we’d wager the truth is he’s actually always been this way.

It’s just the polite society rules in Canada don’t allow anyone to question the Great Man.

But we think the public deserves to know the ugly truth about Suzuki.