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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Canadian Status Quo now

Canadian Status Quo now

by

James Bredin


Why is the Canadian dollar down at sixty cents?
Are Canadians trained to think that this is god sent?
Never question the two months off at Christmas to go ho, ho?
After taxing and spending and giving away our dough?

Why canít they change the constitution or Charter these days?
With these terrible terrorists in the immigration maze?
Did Chretien write his Charter for refugees or for us?
Obligated to oblige them if they scream, holler or curse?

Has Osama Bin Laden arrived at the airport yet?
Will they keep that a secret from the people too - you bet?
And when he claims his rights under the Charter, will it change?
Or will they stick to the status quo and just rearrange?

Are Canadians tied forever to this status quo?
No referendums or callbacks no matter how low they go?
Is conflict of interest just an idle political phrase?
Are socialist voters in a permanent daze?


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