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Environmentalist David Suzuki holds up a glass of water as he speaks at the Clean Energy B.C. annual conference in Vancouver, B.C. in October 2012. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

David Suzuki accepted an honour from the City of Vancouver.

Mayor Gregor Robertson and city council granted Suzuki Freedom of the City for his years of environmental work.

The award dates back to 1936 and is granted only in exceptional cases to individuals of the highest merit.

Robertson says Suzuki has touched the lives of countless communities and people across Canada, and his voice continues to ring loud and true.