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  • ross1948 00:19 on February 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    And Heaven Bless, The Maple Leaf Forever! 


    So the Senate has approved making the National Anthem match the Prime Minister.

    ‘O Canada’ is now to be ‘gender neutral,’ despite the entrenched opposition of some Conservative senators.http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/anthem-bill-passes-senate-1.4513317

    Since the Commons had already ‘overwhelmingly’ voted for the change, that’s it, once Royal Approval is given.

    Seems at least one Conservative suggested letting mere citizens of Canada be consulted…

    …but that was no more likely than back when Pearson changed the flag, when he asked the Opposition to knuckle under on the issue and when my kinsman, Rt, Hon. J Waldo Monteith, MP for Perth County, told him to ‘Drop Dead!’

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    No referendum, no consultation, just almighty politicians, we-know-best, so bye-bye, Red Ensign.

    Well, I shall sing the old words, just as I have my Red Ensign here in Jakarta.

    I often wonder why ‘O Canada’ was chosen over that grand old rousing anthem, ‘The Maple Leaf Forever.’

    But then the know-alls would have had to re-write the whole damn thing!

    The Thistle, Shamrock, Rose Entwine? – Racist!

     God Save Our Queen?   Might get through, if it’s construed as a reference to Pretty Boy Justin.

    And how about bringing the flag up to date?

    With Turdo welcoming back evil scum from the ISIS rape-gang…

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    … will he now seek to have some element of their satanic death-cult incorporated into Canada’s emblem, just to make them feel more at home?

     
    • Deirdre Mitchell 00:46 on February 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Oh boy, is this a joy to read.
      We the people get to vote every four or five years or whatever then we get shut out of decision-making even on things that should not be party political..
      Things like the anthem and the flag should be above politics.
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    • Clark Timms 10:36 on February 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      No more line about ‘in all our sons command’ in O Canada.
      Why did Turdo’s team in parliament not just replace that terrible word ‘sons’ with ‘children of undecided gender’ and Turdo would be immortalised every time it is sung.

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    • Jim Bradley 22:29 on February 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Just to check out the details, didnt Jay Waldo Monteith say – ‘You must be nuts?’ when Pearson wanted the Tories to roll over?

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      • ross1948 10:34 on February 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        You have it right, Jim.
        I was a very young fellow when he said it and everybody we knew in Perth County rejoiced at his put-down of Pearson. But the essence of his interjection was certainly ‘drop dead,’ so although I ‘mis-spoke,’ when I quoted him, I was not misrepresenting his sentiments!

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  • ross1948 10:29 on May 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Empire Day, 24th May – Let’s Sing ‘The Maple Leaf Forever!’ 


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    Another Sunday morning coming down, but no Johnny Cash songs today.

    I had a very restful Saturday, stricken with that flu, but a helpful visitor ameliorated my situation.

    Between LemSip and Johnny Walker, I have fought off the worst of the illness. So today, bacon and eggs, then a bit of a jaunt.

    But mindful of the history of my tribe…

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    The popularity of the patriotic song “The Maple Leaf For Ever” has endured for over a century after its composition in 1867, the year of Canada’s Confederation. This is one of the original 1,000 copies of the song that composer Alexander Muir had printed. Legend has it that Muir was inspired by a maple tree in Toronto’s east end Leslieville neighbourhood.

    Alexander Muir, 1830-1906
    Toronto: 1868

    Music score page 1Music score page 2

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    We used to belt that song out as we saluted the Red Ensign, in our elementary schools in Perth County, Ontario.

    Have a Happy Empire Day!

     
    • TONY 15:08 on May 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Let’s do away with God save the Queen and sing God save our poxed up country with a massive aids epidemic on the way!!!! !

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