Government of Canada (PMO and Governor General): Hold a State Funeral for Stompin' Tom Connors
  • Petitioned Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Office of the Prime Minister
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Office of the Governor General
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

Government of Canada (PMO and Governor General): Hold a State Funeral for Stompin' Tom Connors

    1. Kenneth McGrath
    2. Petition by

      Kenneth McGrath

      Ottawa, Canada

Stompin' Tom Connors is a Canadian icon, a true patriot, and a musical ambassador for our great nation. His contributions to Canadian culture, patriotism, and international goodwill on behalf of Canada are of great significance to Canadians at home and abroad. As such, he deserves a State Funeral (or permanent public national memorial) to celebrate his life and his contributions to Canada.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Media Release Leads to MASSIVE Coverage!

      Kenneth McGrath
      Petition Organizer

      We have over 1,000 signatures in no small part due to the Media Release issued by Change.org in support of our petition. Tons of radio interviews, web and print coverage are now happening across Canada!

      Now Stompin' Tom Connors' family and close friends are grieving their loss and none of us would want to disrupt that. Also, the funeral is scheduled for Wednesday which makes our original request less practical. So... I've made the following amendment to the original petition which I believe maintains the spirit of our desire to request a state-sponsored memorial.

      "In the event a State Funeral is not possible for logistical or privacy reasons, we request that his life be memorialized in a state-sponsored and nationally recognized manner by the commission and public display of a Stompin' Tom statue or plaque with all of the ceremony befitting his legacy."

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    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Now It's About SHARING This Petition To Go Viral...

      Kenneth McGrath
      Petition Organizer

      Again, I want to thank everyone who has signed so far. We've passed 500 signatures and that's terrific. To have impact that will generate ACTION on the part of the PMO and the Governor General, time is of the essence.

      So, now is the time to SHARE our petition with people that we all know: Family, friends, co-workers, the media - whether via. social media such as Facebook and Twitter, or our own personal contacts.

      Campaigns like this tend to go exponential when they're shared. That can mean going "viral" and, with MILLIONS of proud Canadians, we should be able to generate literally tens of thousands of signatures in record time.

      I sincerely hope we can achieve this. If any single Canadian deserves the recognition and acclaim afforded by a State Funeral, it's clear from the comments, that Stompin' Tom Connors does. Let's make it happen!

      Thank you!

      Government of Canada (PMO and Governor General): Hold a State Funeral for Stompin' Tom Connors

      Stompin' Tom Connors is a Canadian icon, a true patriot, and a musical ambassador for our great nation. His contributions to Canadian culture,...

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Our Petition is Now Being Promoted by Change.org!

      Kenneth McGrath
      Petition Organizer

      I want to thank everyone who has supported the petition to Hold a State Funeral for Stompin' Tom Connors. So far, we've easily passed 250 signatures and more recently we've gotten more than 370 to date!

      It's especially encouraging, being of the time sensitive nature of our petition, that Change.org contacted me earlier today indicating that they are now promoting it on their main page!

      Finally, they've created an even easier link that can be shared which is simply www.change.org/StompinTom and this re-directs to our petition.

      Thanks for YOUR support. Please feel free to SHARE with other Canadians whether by Facebook and/or Twitter. Together, hopefully, we can make this happen in honor of our great musical patriot and icon - Stompin' Tom!

    7. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • robert pherson PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      i think stompin tom connors deserves a state furneral because for what he did for canadians and around the world

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    • Crystal Lausanne HALIFAX, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      He's my childhood hero. With fantastic reason!

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    • Gregg Montgomery ST. JOHN'S, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Umm, how does a Canadian have a 'state' funeral when we have provinces and territories??

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    • Dave Shaw RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
      • about 1 year ago

      State funerals are not just for government employees

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    • jacob whitford bender CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      he's stompin' tom! Who is more canadian?

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