09/20/2011 02:24 EDT | Updated 11/20/2011 05:12 EST

Dave Thomas Of SCTV Hoser Fame Among High-Profile Canadians Backing Oilsands Protest


EDMONTON - A famous TV hoser and several other Canadian actors say they support a protest planned by Greenpeace in Ottawa against the oilsands industry.

Dave Thomas of SCTV fame says he opposes TransCanada PipeLine's (TSX:TCA.PR.X) proposed Keystone XL line that would ship oilsands crude from Alberta to refineries in the U.S.

Thomas, perhaps best known for portraying beer-drinking lout Doug McKenzie, says the pipeline would be an environmental disaster that must be stopped.

Greenpeace says it hopes to muster hundreds of protesters Monday in front of the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.

Other Canadian actors who say they support the planned sit-in include Graham Greene, Mia Kirshner and Kate Vernon.

It is not clear which, if any, of the actors will actually attend the demonstration.