Dr. David Suzuki coming to Burlington Nov. 21

Burlington Green has partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation to bring Dr. Suzuki to town for three separate events at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Nov. 21.
The events will focus on the Blue Dot movement which promotes the principle that all Canadians deserve to breathe fresh air, drink clean water, eat safe food and enjoy a stable climate. In 2015, Burlington City Council passed a motion committing the city to the Blue Dot Declaration. An update will be provided in the evening session on the city’s progress toward that goal. To date, 94 municipalities have signed on to the Blue Dot Declaration.

Events Nov. 21, BPAC:

  • 9 am to 3 pm: Youth Eco-Summit for Halton Students in Grades 7-12.
  • 5 pm: Private Meet ‘N Greet and Photos Dr. Suzuki.
  • 5:30 pm: VIP reception with Dr. Suzuki.
  • 7 pm: Evening Event Keynote by Dr. Suzuki
Tickets will be available in mid-September.

Stay connected to event details at BurlingtonGreen.org

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.


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  1. Mr. David Suzuki will be in Burlington November 21, 2017 and I feel that Mayor Goldring and/or Marianne Mead Ward should set up a press conference with him in regard to his involvement in Burlington Green, the Blue Dot Movement. I believe with his photo present, that he could share his feelings on the negativeness to the environment, by allowing high density condo towers creating congestion, and crowding of our virgin green space and waterfront.

  2. David has devoted his life to science and the environment.He draws a lot of criticism because he takes a stand to live more peacefully and gently with the animal kingdom.He puts our planet ‘s well being ahead of profits or the economy.Its a trickey tightrope to walk.Its hard to support all his ideas because he is an idealist.We have to live and compete in the marketplace and this conflicts with some of his viewpoints.But if ever a person cared more for our planet earth than David I’ve yet to hear of them.If we had more David’s our world would have more balance and be better equipped to deal with a global population crisis that taxes our finite resources.

  3. I have been rebuffed from Suzuki’s minions, many times. They are only interested in environmental issues that attract the masses. If it is a small thing with huge repercussions, but not a popular environmental cause, he could not care less. I wish he would just retire and enjoy his grandkids, etc. like he promised us a few years ago…

  4. Dr. Suzuki own one car, a Prius. He is not responsible for the vehicles leased by car rental companies, or driven by airport chauffeurs.
    He acknowledges he is responsible for tons of carbon owing to his travel, so he buys carbon credits, and tries to arrange meetings by teleconference when possible.

    • Well then he’s recently cleaned up his act because he got a lot of criticism for the way he travelled. That’s what happens when you’re called out as a hypocrite

    • He has acknowledged his travel has added hundreds of tons of carbon to the atmosphere. Until there is a better way to travel he would be hard pressed to avoid that.
      It is not the definition of a hypocrite when someone acknowledges the charge and personally pays for carbon offsets to mitigate.
      I’m sorry you don’t like him.
      I do like him, and i think he’s doing fine work. You are free to disagree, but I think it’s pointless to lecture me.

  5. In his usual fashion he’ll come rolling into town in a giant black gas sucking SUV while suggesting he’s for a clean environment.

  6. I am also looking forward to seeing Dr. Suzuki. He has been a strong and sensible advocate for our environment for decades, and I’m happy Burlington cares enough to arrange his visit.
    I’m sure the event will be sold out.

    • He’s also been stuffing millions into his bank account while doing it. Gotta love the socialist-greenies–it’s very profitable.

    • Yes there is subsidized housing in Burlington.
      Non-profit housing can be private or municipal. Private non-profits are owned and managed by independent, community-based groups, such as religious or ethnocultural communities. Municipal non-profits are owned and operated by municipal governments. Over 100 municipalities in Ontario offer subsidized housing.
      Local Housing

    • Ahh my taxes 🙂 I think I am paying close to 50 % of my income these days in taxes. I can’t afford to pay anymore because people want to live in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

    • Christopher Paul Watts so when someone becomes sick and can’t work they are to leave Burlington,?

    • Carolyn McConnell Swan I think that is going to have to be the case, especially with Canada and particularly Burlington’s aging population.
      The current crop of “youngsters” are already financially unable to fund the growing number of older Canadians and there is no remembered in sight. Two wage earners are being asked to do what 12 wage earners used to do decades ago while they themselves are under the heaviest tax burden Canadians have ever seen.

      When I am in my retirement or too sick to work in the future I may have to move as well, further north, maybe east towards the Maritimes. I don’t believe the tax base will be there to support Canadians that can afford to live comfortably elsewhere but choose to live in the most expensive cities.

    • Just to be clear I am not applying any judgment to others that I wouldn’t hold to myself.

    • Christopher Paul Watts, let me remind you the people that live here and the some that are struggling were born and raised here.
      At one time Burlington was a real community. Thank God for 2018 election!

      Burlington, has the highest capital of debt because the “rich” keep are in debt and many are behind in their property taxes.

    • Carolyn McConnell Swan, don’t pack up. Change is coming. It’s not being spoken about at all on Facebook.

    • Dani LJ Héroux “The rich keep are are debt” ? I don’t get what you are saying.

      Regardless, the young working class are not making enough money to pay for the retirees. That’s a fact.

    • How about you get a disease, are forced to quit work then we’ll talk. I can’t be bothered wasting my time with someone as shallow as you! Enjoy your night!

    • That might happen to me.
      Whether it does or it doesn’t isn’t going to magically produce money that is going to pay for Canada’s aging population. It’s a real issue that serves no one well by just ignoring it.

  7. Yes Sheri you are so right. I’m trying to get transfered back to Burl. Will take 15 yrs probably. It would be cheaper for me to be in burl. In the long run. Plus closer to my sister.
    I don’t like it here.
    Burlington is my home.

    • We have more garbage in our oceans and lakes than we have on land, so lets stop this too Carolyn! If u want to learn about something much more pernicious, check out this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltrs47GUBRY

    • WE killed the greatest fresh water fishery on earth and some of the best farmland on earth here in Burlington, before that we massacred and stole the lands of the natives, even after they fought on our side in the war of 1812! We have much to atone for here in Burlington and all over Turtle Island infact.

  8. Show him this video, our planet is being redesigned at the genetic level, the whole biosphere included, and he wonders why his movement to save the planet is failing miserably, he’s not dealing with the true causes of our demise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltrs47GUBRY

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