What Canada Really Needs is a National Day of…Fiddling?

Although Canada is a fantastic place to live, there are always ways we could improve our country. For example, according to Senator Elizabeth (Libbe) Hubley of PEI, we need a National Day of Fiddling.

FYIMusic.ca reports on the well-meaning (I’m sure) senator and her private members bill C-214, otherwise known as The National Fiddling Day Act.

Section 2 of the bill describes it thusly:  “Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the third Saturday in May is to be known as ‘National Fiddling Day.'”

Sadly, Section 3 takes all the fun out of it:  “For greater certainty, National Fiddling Day is not a legal holiday or a non-juridical day.”

Shit.  But it’s still good to know that now Quebec separatism is on the run, the business of government carries on with even more important affairs.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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