Jason Kenney, the premier of Alberta, slammed David Suzuki on Twitter after the environmentalist warned about pipelines being “blown up,” a comment many, including the leader of the Conservative Party, perceived as a threat.
David Suzuki is being branded as a “terrorist” due to comments he made to CHEK News in Victoria over the weekend. In response to his comment, Jason Kenney took to Twitter, denouncing Suzuki’s “incitement to violence.” Kenney tweeted, “in Canada we resolve our differences peacefully and democratically, not with threats of terrorism or acts of violence.” One person asked whether Kenney had contacted the RCMP.
Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole raised concerns with Suzuki’s statements, labelling his comments “dangerous and undemocratic.” O’Toole tweeted that Suzuki implied that “energy workers and infrastructure should be targets for acts of terrorism” and that “all political leaders should unreservedly condemn this statement.”
Between 2008 and 2009, there were six bombings targeting a natural gas pipeline and gas wells near the city of Dawson Creek, 750 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. To date, nobody has been held accountable for the bombings.