A claim which may possibly be even further from the truth than Jimmy “Journalists-on-speed-dial” Hansen’s infamous “I’m being gagged” but then these guys have never had more than a nodding acquaintance with reality.
David Suzuki leaves foundation he helped create
Well-known Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki has stepped down from the foundation he helped create so that he can continue to speak out on issues without harming the foundation’s charitable status.
“I want to speak freely without fear that my words will be deemed too political, and harm the organization of which I am so proud,” he said in an open letter posted Friday on the foundation’s website.
“I am keenly aware that some governments, industries and special interest groups are working hard to silence us. They use threats to the foundation’s charitable status in attempts to mute its powerful voice on issues that matter deeply to you and many other Canadians,” he said in the open letter.
“This bullying demonstrates how important it is to speak out,” he said.
Suzuki noted that he had made the decision last year to step off the board of directors of the David Suzuki Foundation.
High-profile environmental activist Tzeporah Berman also recently left Greenpeace International, she said so she could focus on Canadian politics.