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It’s no Lady Gaga parody: Watch this census video on YouTube

Gay activist John Campey is using YouTube and music to protest the Harper government’s decision to axe the mandatory long-form census. Watch “Count Me In":

 
It’s a bit dry, yeah? CBC’s Andrew Davidson had this to say about the video: “It’s almost like there was a competition calling on people to squeeze
as much fun out
of the most boring song subject matter.” Oh snap! 
 
However, as the only census music video on YouTube at the moment, it’s the best we’ve got. Kudos to Campey and friends for the effort — here’s hoping they’ll inspire a few others. 
 
I’m waiting for a Lady Gaga / census mashup, perhaps something like drag queen Sherry Vine’s recent viral video, which uses Gaga’s “Alejandro” to make a statement about closeted politicians.
 

 
 
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