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In a move of pure pre-election political satire, Rick Mercer of This Hour Has 22 Minutes called for Canadians to hold a referendum to change Stockwell Day's name to Doris Day.

The humour behind this lies in a piece of legislation the Canadian Alliance wished to have passed assuming they won the election (which they did not). This bill would allow for citizens to petition the government to hold referenda. The only stipulation being a minimum of 350,000 names.

http://www.22minutes.com/ hosted the "Doris Day Referendum" petition, which was signed by over one million Canadians. The show segment is still available on the website archives in RealMedia format.