Award-winning scientist, environmentalist and CBC broadcaster David Suzuki is enlisting the talents of Canadians like musicians Neil Young, Feist, and Barenaked Ladies and author Margaret Atwood in a campaign and speaking tour to change Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

In what is being billed as possibly Suzuki's last national speaking tour, The Blue Dot Tour will bring a changing lineup of homegrown performers, artists and leaders to 20 Canadian communities starting this September.

The goal of the concert/speaking series —​ as expressed in this promotional video — is citizen engagement and the ultimate aim of having "the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food" added to the Charter.

Among those joining Suzuki on the tour are Blue Rodeo singer and guitarist Jim Cuddy, celebrated humanitarian Stephen Lewis and children's entertainer Raffi.

The complete roster is here:

Neil Young

Neil Young has been an outspoken critic of the federal government’s role in the development of Northern Alberta oil sands. (Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)


Margaret Atwood is known for addressing social, political and environmental matters in her fiction.

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Robert Batemen
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Jim Cuddy
  • Cris Derksen
  • Feist
  • Jeremy Fisher
  • Grimes
  • Emily Haines from Metric
  • Jenn Grant
  • Greg Keelor
  • Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Shane Koyczan
  • Stephen Lewis 
  • Joe MacInnis 
  • Raine Maida 
  • Joel Plaskett 
  • Jimmy Shaw from Metric 
  • Kinnie Star 
  • Raffi 
  • Royal Wood 
  • Neil Young

Tickets range in price depending on the venue, but prices for the Nov. 9 show in Vancouver — featuring Neil Young, Feist, Shane Koyczan, Raine Maida and Raffi — start at $51.25 and go as high as $175.75, according to Ticketmaster.

A complete list of tour dates can be found on The Blue Dot website.