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“Taking Care of Business,” by Stephen Harper and the Senators!

At the big Unifor Canadian Council meeting in Montreal last weekend there was a surprise appearance by a new musical group, called “Stephen Harper and the Senators”, featuring Stephen Harper on guitar and vocals, Patrick Brazeau on drums, Pamela Wallin on bass, and Mike Duffy on lead guitar and general spiritual advising.  They played a short but lively set, consisting of one song.  Lyrics reprinted below, with apologies to BTO.  Don’t hold your breath waiting for the soundtrack!

Takin’ Care of Business

Well I wake up in the morning, and I climb upon my throne.

And I think about what I’ll do today.

Medicare will get a cut, I’ll kick the unions in the gut.

And then I’ll supersize … CEO pay.

Inflating household debts, give the finger to the vets.

Make seniors walk through snow for their mail.

And if I dislike anyone, pull out Bill C-51.

…Throw all the rabble-rousers in jail.


[CHORUS] Yes I am taking care of business, every day.

Taking care of business, my own way.

I am taking care of business, wish me luck.

Taking care of business, with 90 thousand bucks.


But the news is not all bad, all the fat cats will be glad.

When I sweeten up that pie for all them.

They’ll get savings on their tax, know I’ve always got their backs.

…That income-splitting plan is a gem.

And if the sh*t should hit the fan, Nigel Wright will be my man.

…He’ll write a cheque and say I don’t know.

But if the people find out, and the voters start to doubt.

Then it’s OUT the exit doors I will go.


[CHORUS] ‘Cause I was taking care of business, every day.

Taking care of business, my own way.

I was taking care of business, I’m outta luck.

‘Cause I was taking care of business, with 90 thousand bucks.


Take good care.  Of my business.

Nigel Wright.  Ray Novak too.

All crooked.  Taking care.  Of my business.

Stephen Harper and the Senators



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Comment from Purple Library Guy
Time: August 28, 2015, 2:26 pm

. . . Betcha you could get Randy Bachman to actually perform that version. Doubt he’s a big Harper fan.

Comment from Larry Kazdan
Time: August 28, 2015, 11:11 pm

Duff the Tory Bagman

Comment from Donna Baines
Time: August 30, 2015, 1:56 am

Looking good, Stevie! Glad you are finally coming clean on what you actually do in a day.

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