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When respected institutional investors speak against the oil sands, then Neil Young’s arguments are hard to ignore.
When respected institutional investors speak against the oil sands, then Neil Young’s arguments are hard to ignore.
(Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Neil Young vs. the oil sands: This is no solo act

Neil Young’s just-concluded four-date tour through Canada was a solo-act: just the singer on stage, surrounded by guitars, a couple of pianos and a pump organ.

Similarly, his coinciding protest against the oil sands – part of an effort to raise money and awareness for a legal challenge by First Nations opposed to oil-sands expansion – was largely seen as one voice against a multibillion-dollar energy industry that isn’t likely to fade away any time soon.