There's a whiff of the earnestness of the sky pilot on 'em.
But what the hell...
I dig them anyway.
A more restrained, NPRish version (literally) of this tune, which is called 'The Gown of Green', can be found, here.
Their website, where you can buy their stuff, is here.
(and they'll be in Seattle in September)
Not that I'm suggesting that there is anything whatsoever wrong with the earnestness for earnestness sake...
Rod Mickleburgh has a solid 'B-List' of Canada Day songs up over at his place....Here.