Transcript: Prime Minister
An animation shows the Canadian Parliament, a hockey player, the CN tower and an R.C.M.P officer.
A picture shows a map of Canada along with the Canadian flag and coat of arms, an R.C.M.P officer, a fish and a moose.
Voices say MY CANADA.
A kid giggles and says SWEET.
In a classroom, the teacher says CLASS TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL
DAY; IT'S A DAY I LOOK FORWARD
TO ALL YEAR LONG.
NO IT'S NOT PIZZA DAY, IT'S
BETTER - TODAY IS THE DAY WE'RE
GOING TO LEARN ABOUT THE PRIME
HAHA IF YOU LOOK ON THIS
CHALKBOARD HERE YOU'LL SEE WHAT
A PRIME MINISTER LOOKS LIKE.
On a chalkboard appears a doodle of a man.
The teacher says AS YOU CAN SEE THE PRIME
MINISTER HAS A HEAD AND SOME
SORT OF BODY, A LOOSE
CONFIGURATION OF VITAL ORGANS,
ANY QUESTIONS SO FAR?
YES I DID TAKE ART LESSONS AS A
KID, WHY DO YOU ASK?
WHAT IS A PRIME MINISTER?
Now the show turns to real life.
A boy with black hair and a white T-shirt says A PRIME MINISTER IS A PERSON
THAT RULES THE COUNTRY.
A girl in a green T-shirt says A PRIME MINISTER IS PART OF A
PARLIAMENT WHICH IS A DEMOCRACY,
IS WHEN PEOPLE VOTE FOR SOMEONE
WHO'S THE LEADER.
A girl with wavy brown hair in a half-do says A PRIME MINISTER IS THE
PERSON WHO IS IN CHARGE OF UH
YOUR WHOLE COUNTRY.
Back to animation, the teacher says SO YOU SEE THE PRIME MINISTER
IS EXTREMELY POWERFUL, KIND OF
LIKE A WELL SUPERHERO THAT UH
LIVES IN OTTAWA AND DEALS WITH
ISSUES THAT AFFECT OUR COUNTRY.
AH YOU KNOW WHAT'S EVEN COOLER
A VIDEO ABOUT THE PRIME MINISTER
In animation, a flying saucer lands on Canada.
An alien comes out of the saucer and says TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER.
TAKE ME TO YOUR PRESIDENT.
A couple with their dog gasp.
A man with blond hair and sunglasses and sings a song that says WELL HELLO THERE MY OUTER
SPACE FRIEND - I THINK YOU ARE
CONFUSED, I WILL LEND YOU A
IN CANADA WE DO INDEED HAVE A
LEADER BUT THEY ARE NOT A
PRESIDENT THEY ARE A PRIME
MINISTER SO IF YOU COULD SPARE
ME JUST A MOMENT OR TWO I'LL
TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT
WHAT THEY DO.
NOW IN OUR BIG COUNTRY THE PRIME
MINISTER CAN'T BE EVERYWHERE SO
THEY MUST LIVE AND WORK IN
An animated map shows the location of Canada.
The man sings WELL WHY OTTAWA YOU ASK?
WELL LET ME TELL YOU BECAUSE
OTTAWA IS THE CAPITAL OF CANADA.
NOW THE PRIME MINISTER HE'S A
BOSS WITH A BIG JOB TO DO THEY
MAKE BIG DECISIONS THAT AFFECT
ME AND YOU SO WITH OTHER
POLITICIANS THEY ALL GO AND
MEET IN OTTAWA IN A BUILDING
WE CALL THE PARLIAMENT
WELL THAT'S ABOUT IT BUT IT'S
IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT ANYONE
COULD BE PRIME MINISTER ONE
DAY THE JOB IS OPEN FOR ANYONE
TO DO AND THIS MEANS HER OR
HIM OR ME OR YOU OR ME OR YOU
The teacher says AND SO YOU SEE THE PRIME
MINISTER IS A VERY IMPORTANT
PERSON, UH NOT AS IMPORTANT AS A
TEACHER BUT UH NEVERTHELESS
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