Canadian environmental icon David Suzuki took to the airwaves Monday night in Australia, where he faced tough questions on his stance on climate change.
In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation show Q&A, Suzuki was asked if he thought he went too far in a previous comment where he suggested that politicians such as Tony Abbott should be charged with criminal negligence.
Australia’s new prime minister recently scrapped the country’s climate commission and its carbon tax.
“I believe what’s going on now is criminal, our activity, because it’s a crime against future generations,” Suzuki said. “And there ought to be a legal position of intergenerational crime. And I think there’s criminal negligence.”
The crowd applauded Suzuki’s response.
Check out the video for Ezra Levant’s take on this latest controversy — and why Levant, host of The Source on Sun News Network, thinks Canadians should ask tougher questions of David Suzuki.