According to the CBC, Feist, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, Blue Rodeo, former Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page and The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie have signed a petition backing the movement. The petition was started by Weakerthans' singer John K. Samson just before Christmas (Dec. 21) and originally sent it through various contacts.
"The response was immediate and huge, from artists of all disciplines, genres and mediums," Samson said, adding he got the idea after a conversation with his friend and writer Leanne Simpson, a member of the Alderville First Nation. "It's fundamental to how we think of ourselves and our identity and what a fair and just society should be. Artists have to be right at the forefront of that,