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Protesters in Halifax taking part in Harperman sing-along

Group led by local protest singer to join other cities in singing anti-Stephen Harper protest song next Thursday.

Protestors in Halifax are set to take part in a cross-Canada anti-Harper sing-along next week. 

In Grand Parade on Thursday at 5 p.m., Mike Chandler with the SolidariGLEE protest choir will lead a sing-along of Harperman, a protest song written by Ontario folksinger and scientist Tony Turner.

The sing-along is planned for 34 cities across the country on Thursday from British Columbia to Newfoundland.

The song lists what Turner considers to be Harper’s failures as Prime Minister, including his government’s record on climate change, his denial of the need for an inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women, and disrespect for the democratic process.

Turner was placed on leave with pay from his job at Environment Canada last month after the song became an Internet sensation. 

The video, posted in June, has more than 575,000 views on YouTube.

For more information on the sing-along, check out the group’s Facebook page.

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