Stompin' Tom had a way with words: he knew how to tell a story. A proud Canadian, his music was filled with tales about Canada. In the 1970's, with more Canadians heading south of the border to promote their music, Stompin' Tom put his cowboy boot down, refusing to be a part of the mass exodus. He believed that Canadian talent should stay in Canada and be promoted here. He took some flack for his outspokenness, but he was only telling the truth.
In 2009, Canada Post honoured him with a stamp. He passed away four years later, always a Canadian patriot.
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