A Poem: “Oy Canada”


We are on a quest

to differentiate ourselves

from the Americans.


Bernier’s right-wing party

will lead the fight against





The Canadian way.


Doug Ford

pushes Ontario’s sex-ed

an inch closer

to the Bible Belt.


The Canadian way.


And in a bid

to increase uniqueness

(for half-a-billion dollars)

our Chief of the Defence Staff

wants to outfit our troops

with U.S. uniforms.


The Canadian way.



(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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