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Wednesday 22 November Raging Grannies and Friends rally at B.C. Legislature
Date: Monday, November 20 2006

British Columbia's fall session of the Legislature was cancelled despite many outstanding issues, from the dismantling of BC Hydro, the sinking of a BC Ferry, the hearings and upcoming trial of two high-ranking Ministerial aides, and more. Then suddenly, the Campbell government announced a 1-day sitting to swear in a representative. One day. Then the Legislature doors would be locked again. The Raging Grannies announced that they would sing on the steps of the Legislature as the M.L.A.s sat down to ... um, er ... work. Readers of The Legislature Raids blog worked on some extra verses, dedicated to Premier Gordon Campbell, as follows - BC Mary.

Why don't you come down here in front,
Gordie boy, Gordie boy?
Where've you been the past six months,
Premier Gordie.
Did you have to run and hide?
Someone told us that you'd died,
And we really, really cried,
Premier Gordie.

Are you scared to face the poor,
Gordie boy, Gordie boy?
You've got lots to answer for,
Premier Gordie.
Don't forget that we're your boss
Though you couldn't give a toss.
There's no province without us,
Premier Gordie.

BC Province up for sale,
Gordie Boy, Gordie Boy?
Hydro, Gas and BC Rail
Premier Gordie.
While for the poor and homeless folks
Working people and their hopes
Just strings of promises and lies.
From Premier Gordie.

BC Ferries on the rocks,
Gordie Boy, Gordie Boy.
Check the value of your stocks,
Premier Gordie.
Clearcut valleys, washed out streams,
Backroom deals fill all his dreams,
So the cheque is in the mail
For Premier Gordie.

Virk and Basi going to trial,
Gordie Boy, Gordie Boy?
Will they tell who pulled the strings,
Premier Gordie?
If they say that you're the Man
Showed them how to scheme and plan
You may find you're in the can.
Poor Premier Gordie.


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