G20 critics take to YouTube with “If I Had a Billion Dollars (The Ballad of Steve and Tony)”
Canadians have reacted in any number of ways to the saga of Fake Lakegate, but few have been as endearing as this windy, Barenaked Ladies–inspired ode to the G20 summit, “If I Had a Billion Dollars (The Ballad of Steve and Tony)” by Milton municipal candidate Jennifer Smith and friend Lesley Stankaitis.
Let’s just hope they haven’t bitten off more than they can chew: Tony Clement is not just the point man for the G20 summit; he’s also handling the changes to Canada’s copyright law. And this isn’t just any song they’re parodying—the BNL classic was voted the number two Canadian song by CBC Radio listeners. Can it be long before we see an amendment to Bill C-32 banning any YouTube clips that use our country’s beloved songs to mock the government?