Petition seeks state funeral for Stompin' Tom Connors
Canadian music legend Stompin' Tom Connors will be honoured on Wednesday (March 13) with a public memorial, which he actually helped arrange himself. But that's not enough for some of the folk singer's fans.
An online petition calling for a state funeral for Connors has garnered more than 740 signatures. The petition states:
Stompin' Tom Connors is a Canadian icon, a true patriot, and a musical ambassador for our great nation. His contributions to Canadian culture, patriotism, and international goodwill on behalf of Canada are of great significance to Canadians at home and abroad.
As such, he deserves a State Funeral to celebrate his life and his contributions to Canada.
The petition's proponent, Kenneth McGrath, apparently believes that 1,000 signatures will be enough to convince Prime Minister Stephen Harper to give the musician the same treatment as the late NDP leader Jack Layton. Connors died last week at 77.