In a move marking the passing of Canadian hero Stompin' Tom Connors, Alberta Liberals found a clever way to herald what promises to be another horrible day - budget day in Alberta.
As pundits, public and politicians waited with bated breath for the details of the 2013 provincial budget to be released, one which many believe will introduce the province to the true meaning of austerity, the Alberta Liberals channeled the late Canadian icon by unleashing The Budget Song, sung to the tune of The Hockey Song
"Hello out there we're on the air it's budget night tonite
Tension grows, Zwoz bellows-& the buck goes down the line.
The premier jumps and the ministers bump and the Wildrose all go insane
Someone quips "Horner quits!" at the bankrupt budget game
Chorus: Oh the bankrupt budget game is the worst game you can name
And the worst game you can name is the bankrupt budget game"
The Alberta Liberals weren't the only ones mixing Stompin' Tom and politics on Thursday, as NDP MPs Andrew Cash and Charlie Angus gave a musical tribute to the Canadian music legend by leading the NDP caucus in a rousing rendition of 'Bud The Spud' in the foyer outside the House of Commons.
Connors died Wednesday night. He was 77.