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O Canada in the Commons

It turns out there *is* one thing that the new government does better than the old.

Parliament's weekly discordant rendition of O Canada before question period every Wednesday has actually become listenable since this government took office. I'm not sure if parliamentarians have been distributed tuning forks, but something has changed!

It used to be that everyone present, government or opposition (except the Bloc), would crowd around together and sing something that sounded approximately like our national anthem, some singing it in English, some in French. Now only the Tory Tenors sing, and only in English.

Amusingly, this week's rendition and question period were preceded by 'the Entertainer' on CPAC.

I hereby coin 'Tory Tenors' to describe the singing classes of the Conservative caucus.

Posted at 12:14 on June 14, 2006

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