07/01/2012 10:41 EDT | Updated 07/01/2012 10:50 EDT

Canada Day 2012: #DenounceHarper Trending On Twitter As Canucks Celebrate The Nation's Birthday


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.

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