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    In late 2018, the Canadian government introduced legislation that would allow a national anthem to be played at every park in Canada on National Day.

    This legislation was hailed as an example of the Canadian state respecting the freedoms of all citizens.

    But a year later, a federal court struck down the bill, stating that it “violates” the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the foundational document that governs Canada.

    The court ruled that the act violated freedom of speech, association and expression.

    The National Park Service, which oversees the park, argued that the law did not violate any federal statutes, including the Charter.

    So, in a move that seemed to be an effort to placate critics of the bill by calling it “a gesture of respect,” the government announced that the park would play the anthem at every public park on National Park Day.

    The park service had also agreed to pay $200,000 to cover the cost of performing the anthem, according to the CBC News report.

    But critics quickly criticized the decision, calling it an attack on the very idea of freedom of expression.

    “It’s an attack against free speech, freedom of association, freedom for all of us to protest, protest in our own way and it’s an assault on the freedom of the National Parks to be protected,” one person told CBC News.

    In the months since the bill was announced, a petition has been circulating online calling on the federal government to reconsider the decision.

    Many people have signed the petition calling for the park service to not play the national anthem on National Parks Day.

    It has garnered over 2,300 signatures.

    It is now unclear if the park will play the song at every day of the year.

    The petition has also drawn criticism for allowing the National Park to become a political battleground and for its attempt to profit off the National Anthem.

    The Parks and Wilderness Association (PWA), a group representing park workers, said in a statement that the petition was “an attack on free speech and an attack to the dignity of the national parks.

    This is a political statement and is being made on a day of mourning.”

    “National Park Day is one of our most sacred days, and we believe that the actions of the park and its employees should not be used as a political weapon,” PWA President and CEO Paul MacIntyre told the CBC.

    “The PWA condemns this attack and we ask for an end to this disrespectful and illegal act.”

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