Justin Trudeau says he has B.C. in his blood. But he also appears to have Drake, Robert Plant, and Chalk Circle running through his head.
Shortly before Canada's westernmost province began coping with more mass evacuations caused by wildfires, the prime minister released his official Spotify playlist.
As you can see by the top 10 selections, there's plenty of Canadiana, including k.d. lang's rendition of Neil Young's "After the Goldrush".
Great Big Sea's "Rant & Roar" and Coeur de Pirate's "Comme Des Enfants" ensured that the Liberal strongholds of Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec weren't overlooked.
You can see the full list by opening up Trudeau's tweet below and going to Spotify.
While it might strike some British Columbians as tone deaf for the prime minister to do this in the midst of massive wildfires, it could have been worse.
After all, Trudeau didn't include any of the following ditties on his list:
• "Burning Down the House" by the Talking Heads
• "Light My Fire" by the Doors
• "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
• "Firestarter" by the Prodigy
• "Fight Fire With Fire" by Metallica
• "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
In fact, there's not a single song on Trudeau's list with the word "fire" in the title.
It goes to show that the braintrust in the PM's office knows how to avoid fanning the flames of political mockery.