Neil Young doesn't want Canada 'trashed and plundered' for oil money
REGINA - Neil Young says he's very proud to be Canadian and doesn't want to see the country â€” in his words â€” "trashed and plundered" for oil money.
The musician made the comments ahead of a concert in Regina tonight to raise money for an Alberta First Nation that lives downstream from the oilsands.
The band has filed a lawsuit to try to protect its traditional territory from further industrialization.
Young says he was taught as a boy to clean up his mess and keep his word, but those rules have been broken when it comes to the oilsands and First Nations treaties.
Eriel Deranger from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation was at the news conference with Young and said the oilsands region is being irreversibly damaged.
Since kicking off a four-city tour in Toronto on Sunday, Young has traded barbs with politicians and oil executives, who say he doesn't understand the oilsands or their economic benefit.
Read more Business News
- Smith Creek fireWest Kelowna - 5:00 pm
- BC tankers assist US firePenticton / S. Okanagan - 5:41 pm
- Stolen truck smashes storeCentral Okanagan - 5:34 pm
- Man missing since DecemberCentral Okanagan - 5:44 pm
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.19||+0.04|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.33||-0.018|
|Copper Mountain Mining||2.83||+0.14|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.025||-0.005|
|Mission Ready Services||0.19||+0.01|
The mainstream media are finally waking up to something unusual in British Columbia – a labour shortage. If the experience of Alberta is a guide to our own future, the highly skilled labour will...
Photo: ContributedI have the pleasure of witnessing people delegate tasks quite often. Sometimes with tremendous success and sometimes with disastrous consequences. I have chaired a lot of committees...
Big Picture Euro debt woes re-emerge Europe’s debt woes jumped back into the headlines this week trumping other economic, geopolitical and corporate developments. Word that one of Portugal&rsquo...