Neil Young kicked off his "Honour the Treaties" tour last night at Toronto's Massey Hall, and earlier in the day, he held a scathing press conference where he blasted the Canadian government for its handling of Alberta's oil sands.

All proceeds from the four-date tour will go toward Alberta's Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation's legal battle against the expansion of Shell's Jackpine oil sands operation.

During his time in Toronto, Young also dropped by the Q studios for an exclusive interview with CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, where he talked at length about the oil sands issue.

Click "open gallery" to check out the highlights — or listen to the entire interview below. A video version of the interview will also air on The National Wednesday.

posted by Chris Dart on Jan 13, 2014