by Joseph Avery-North
April 7th, 2020
Covid-19 Blues – a parody and political protest song I’ve addressed to the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Federal Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, regarding the egregious flaws and shortcomings in CERB, the Canadian federal government’s financial aid response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
When I was younger, I was a politically active idealist. I campaigned for candidates, went to rallies, scrutineered polling stations but I didn’t want to talk about politics or write about it on Winterwind. I wanted us to address social issues sans politics. I’d still prefer to address social issues without delving deeply into politics. I hope this little parody of Summertime Blues provides a laugh while conveying a serious message.
This video was originally posted on the old Winterwind Productions site and our YouTube channel on April 7th, 2020, prior to our switch to WordPress in May, 2020.