Friday, August 28, 2015

#Elxn42: First They Came For The Folksingers...


And, just in case you think that header is an exaggeration...

It is not:

An Ottawa federal scientist is being investigated for breaching the public service’s ethics code for writing and performing a highly political protest song to get rid of the Harper government.

Tony Turner, a scientist in habitat planning at Environment Canada, was recently sent home on leave with pay while the government investigates the making of Harperman, a music video posted on YouTube in early June that has attracted about 48,000 hits...

Is this Canada?


Is it?

And yes, Mr. Turner works for Environment Canada...He currently works on the habitat of migratory birds...So....Does his song compromise/impinge/affect that work at all?....Of course not.



sd said...

When I first read this today I immediately thought of you,hell at first I thought it might just be you! Next it will be the horn section!

Anonymous said...

When I saw this article this morning [h/t Simon de Mtl on the
BlogCrawl] I did a Google News search --> ZERO results. Now there are over 800 hits... maybe there is hope for the corporate media after all.

FYI : Streisand effect

RossK said...


May go international...Guardian has picked it up now.



Think maybe we need different genre variations on Mr. Turner's tune.

How about the lounge version....'Sing Us A Song You're The Harperman', for example.


scotty on denmanc said...

Whoa yeah!

sd said...

Okay Ross I have another,"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Man". R.N.

sd said...

Okay, how about "Sweet Baby Ray"?

e.a.f. said...

The song is wonderful! It mAkes me laugh. How accurate it is. Suspended the scientist for writing and singing a song! Now we know how scared the harpercons are and what lengths they will go to silence the opposition. These Cons need to go. We already have Bill C-51 and the Citizenship Act. if Steve is re-elected will it become against the law to sing songs he disapproves off. We best not take any changes and vote the control freak out of office.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of which (C51) why isn't that Bill being discussed an/or questions asked about it on the campaign trail????

James King, Victoria said...

Just in case you missed this.