Neil Young raises his voice against Canada’s oilsands

Global News

This post has been updated with a statement from the PMO and a sample of social media reactions.

TORONTO — Musician Neil Young blasted the Alberta oilsands on Sunday and urged Canadians to rise up.

“It’s the greediest, most destructive and disrespectful demonstration of something run amok that you can ever see,” he said. “There is no way to describe it. It’s truly a disaster.”

Young said the federal government, motivated by money, is misleading Canadians about the oilsands — the largest industrial development on the planet.

“Get a grip and understand what is really happening,” he said. “It is hypocritical, some of the things that are being said by the leaders of this country. It’s embarrassing as a Canadian to have to listen to some of this stuff. It’s all marketing, it’s all big money.

“This oil is all going to China. It’s not for Canada. It’s not for…

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