Drake has become a Canadian icon. A symbol of Canuck culture punching above its weight on the world stage.

Now a group of Canadians want to make that symbolism more concrete: they want Drizzy's instant classic "Started From The Bottom" to become the new national anthem.

In a new petition, the man behind the campaign, Jazz Cartier, writes an impassioned case for Drake to become the voice of a nation.

On February 2nd, 2013, my life and the lives of others changed forever. Canadian musician, Aubrey Graham better known to the world as Drake released the monumental, "Started From The Bottom." This wasn't just any song, this was an emotion that can never be duplicated. Tears gently rolled down my face during the first seven seconds of the song and I knew this was going to be something special. Canada aside, the world has never been the same since. "Started From The Bottom", is the modern day equivalent to Michael Jacksons, "Thriller". Others may disagree, but this is my petetion [SIC] and whatever I say goes. Drake movtivated [SIC] a nation, and gave life to a city that needed its hero.

As proud Canadian, Drake should be nationally recognized for such a inspirational song. Canada as a country is shaping into its own, slowly but surely. Artists such as Bryan Adams, Celine Dione, Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain, and Michael Buble have done so much for us over the years. It is safe to say that, Canadas [SIC] first Hip Hop superstar, Drake has reached that caliber.

Help me make, "Started From The Bottom", the Canadian National Anthem because you know its [SIC] the right thing to do. I believe in you all.

How can you say no to that?

While it's obviously never going to happen, there is a potential compromise. May we suggest a new national dance? Instruction below.

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  • 2005

    Drake looking like he’s in desperate need of a tailor at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.

  • 2006

    Drake with his "Degrassi" buds, Shane Kippel and Adamo Ruggiero. We can’t really fault the kid here. He looks like a typical teenager wearing a baggy checkered shirt and jeans.

  • 2007

    Drake looking Canadian in a parka and cozy black hoodie.

  • 2007

    Hmm, not half bad. Drake wears a black military-esque jacket at the Spring Awakening and “Degrassi” panel discussion with Rosie O'Donnell.

  • 2007

    The beginning of the sweater obsession. Drake looks casual in a black cardigan and jeans at MTV studios.

  • 2009

    Either he started purchasing clothes that fit him properly or he just grew nicely into his body. Lose the Louis Vuitton change purse though Drake. No one likes a bragger.

  • 2009

    We’re really digging this sweater-Henley combination at the BET Awards. The heart melts our hearts Drake.

  • 2009

    Slow clap for this impeccably tailored grey suit. Drake attends the GQ Man of the Year awards.

  • 2009

    2009 seems to be the year of suave Drake, posing at the Grammy nominations concert in a velvet blazer with a silk pocket square.

  • 2010

    Bold but not the most flattering of coats.

  • 2010

    Drake attends the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in a pretty low-key outfit - leather jacket, dark grey tee-shirt and jeans. You can’t really go wrong with the classics.

  • 2010

    Drake performs at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors wearing a shirt demanding the release of his mentor. We dig the denim jacket and khakis combination.

  • 2010

    Holy green metallic blazer. This is definitely Drake’s colour at Lil Wayne’s welcome home party.

  • 2010

    Drake embracing a classic no fuss suit at the Juno Awards.

  • 2010

    Black on black and then yellow? Not the best footwear choice. Drake brings up images of Big Bird’s feet at the BET Awards.

  • 2011

    Drake looks low maintenance, wearing a military jacket and black denim at the launch of Google Music at Mr. Brainwash Studios.

  • 2011

    Drake adds a casual element by forging the tie at a press conference in South Africa.

  • 2011

    Drake literally looks 13 in this outfit as he performs as part of Wild 94.9's Wild Jam at HP Pavilion. We don’t approve of this get up.

  • 2010

    Drake is all smiles in a warm bomber jacket at New Years Eve 2012 with Carson Daly.

  • 2012

    Drake on stage at the 54th Annual Grammy’s in a classic tux.

  • 2012

    Proud Canadian Drake attends First Down Friday at Sensu wearing a sweater that can’t be denied.

  • 2012

    Drake at the 2012 Budweiser Made In America Festival wearing an appropriately Bud blue bomber. We’re not sure we like the ensemble though.

  • 2012

    Drake wears a form fitting Versace shirt at the 2012 MTV Video Awards.

  • 2013

    Drake’s new 2013 look. Kidding! Drake films a scene for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues."

  • 2013

    Drake looking like his usual dapper self at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in a blue grey tuxedo blazer with black lapels. We love the detail on the side of his pants.

  • 2013

    Drake’s best look yet at the Raptor’s press conference.

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  • 'Degrassi' Stars

    Drake as Jimmy Brooks and Shenae Grimes as Darcy Edwards.

  • The Cast Of "Degrassi: The Next Generation"

  • Drake

    Drake looking fly at the Raptors press conference in Toronto. We dig the no socks look.

  • Drake

    Drake arrives at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards looking dapper in a bow tie and two-toned tuxedo blazer.

  • Drake

    Drake pops in red pants and chambray shirt at the Cash Money Records 4th annual pre-GRAMMY Awards party.

  • Shenae Grimes

    Shenae Grimes looks rocker chic with a metallic blazer and studded black and gold heels at the 2013 “Teen Vogue” Young Hollywood Awards.

  • Shenae Grimes

    Shenae Grimes rocks leather pants and a shimmery silver jacket to the 2013 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party held at Fig & Olive Melrose Place.

  • Shenae Grimes

    Comfy in Converse, actress Shenae Grimes attends the Skechers 'Summer Soiree' at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles.

  • Nina Dobrev

    Actress Nina Dobrev attends Cosmopolitan's Summer Bash in a cheery yellow mini dress by Julien MacDonald.

  • Nina Dobrev

    Nina Dobrev wears a form fitting blue Versace dress to The CW Network's New York 2013 Upfront Presentation.

  • Nina Dobrev

    Nina Dobrev looks like a punk princess in this custom Monique Lhuillier gown.

  • Lauren Collins

    Actress Lauren Collins attends the Second TIFF Dipnight After Party looking casual but chic in a leather jacket.

  • Cassie Steele

    “LA Complex” actress Cassie Steele looks equal parts rocker and boho chic in this outfit at the “Nylon” October IT issue celebration.

  • Cassie Steele

    Cassie Steele attends the Chinese Laundry Fashion Denim launch party in a floral mini skirt and black crop top.

  • Cassie Steele

    Cassie Steele makes a statement wearing bright red leather pants and a black Rolling Stone t-shirt to “Much Music” headquarters in 2012.