Video: Folk singer writes "Harperman" to rally Canadians to dump the prime minister

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      Expect to hear more of this protest song as the federal election approaches.

      That's because the Ottawa folk singer who wrote "Harperman", Tony Turner, has issued a challenge to people across Canada to make their own video of the song and post it on YouTube.

      The version above was recorded on June 12. 

      Here are my favourite lyrics: "Whose smarmy smile is a thin veneer? Harperman, Harperman. Who preaches the politics of fear? Harperman, Harperman. Ignores the plight of Native folks, missing women—it's no joke, Harperman, it's time for you to go."

      You can read all the lyrics here.

      Andrew Hall and Matthew Hall were responsible for video recording and j sonier did the sound recording. The project manager was Chris White, who brought the Crowd of Well Wishers choir into the studio on short notice.




      Jul 3, 2015 at 12:23pm

      Stuff like this is kinda funny. I've lived in Canada for over 10 years now and I've constantly read the screeching from people like this about how Canada hates Harper and how he is the worst thing for Canada. Yet Canadians keep electing him. Seems Canadians hate the other two parties even more. Hate me if you want, but don't deny reality.


      Jul 5, 2015 at 5:41pm

      we don't keep electing him! He has cheated on the last two elections and has changed the election act to guarantee a win this next election. If Harper wins, it's not by playing fair!


      Aug 28, 2015 at 10:02pm

      Stephen Harper reminds me of the main character in the movie Children of the Corn. He looks and acts like Isaac. Quite scary!

      j white

      Aug 29, 2015 at 3:37pm

      Wonderful and timely song. Strategic voting will help Harper go