As Canada celebrates its birthday, we Canucks may find ourselves sipping beer at the cottage, taking in some fireworks, maybe eating some poutine, or, as it appears, engaging in political dissent on Twitter.
#DenounceHarper is trending on Twitter in Canada, just behind #HappyCanadaDay. Users are using the hashtag to voice dissatisfaction with the Harper government, or just the man himself.
On the list of gripes? The Tories' handling of the not-exactly-accurate F-35 budget, treatment of environmentalists by the Conservative government, reductions in refugee health services, immigration program stoppage and the ongoing robocalls investigation, to name some.
Some Canadians are even boycotting Canada Day altogether in protest of our current Prime Minister.
"I'm not celebrating Canada Day this year. Harper's killed it for me," the husband of a Vancouver Courier columnist said.
The columnist assures us that no torching of Harper effigies will take place, but Vancouverites in the public demonstration spirit can head over to Liberty Square for a Stop Harper! rally, with politicians and members of Occupy Canada and the Pirate Party speaking.
As for Harper, he'll be celebrating in Ottawa at the annual Canada Day in the Capital extravaganza.
Here's a sampling of the trending hashtag, for more head over to Twitter.
Canada provides so much opportunity for a healthy active lifestyle while exploring its breathtaking scenery and vast open spaces. As Honorary Campaign Chair of the Trans Canada Trail and avid hiker, I feel lucky to be able to explore such a pristine and serene natural environment. In the same breath, I love Canada's vibrant cities and welcoming rural communities. Being from Calgary, of course I love the Calgary Stampede and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the spectacular and uniquely western annual event. I invite all Canadians to come celebrate everything that western Canada has to offer. - Laureen Harper, wife of Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Photo AP File)
Craig & Marc Kielburger
Through our work with Free The Children, we've worked in over 50 countries. And, with hundreds of thousands of engaged student leaders across Canada, we know the passion of young people and mentors here at home. Believe us when we say: we Canadians won the lottery when it comes to nationality. Through our journeys, we've come to learn that Canada is so much more than hockey and Timbits. What makes this country the greatest place to live in the world is our compassion, friendliness and willingness to roll-up our sleeves to help. With all the gifts our country has, from poutine to politeness, we're uniquely positioned to make the world a little better, too. - <a href="http://www.freethechildren.com/" target="_hplink">Craig and Marc Kielburger, Founders, Free The Children.</a>
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Just Call Me Geneva
Tell us why you think Canada is great. Is it a photo of your favourite camping spot, a Canadian you really admire, our weird obsession with hockey and cold weather? We're looking for your responses on Twitter with the #LoveCanada tag, Facebook, in the comments and via <a href="email@example.com?subject=Love Canada" target="_hplink">e-mail.</a> We'll be collecting the best responses and featuring them on our site in the coming weeks. (Photo CP)