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Alberta premier: it’s ridiculous for CBC to consider dropping hockey night theme

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is waving his fist at the CBC over reports that the national broadcaster is preparing to drop the Hockey Night In Canada theme song.

Stelmach says the familiar heart-stirring song is as well-known as the national anthem and any talk of dropping it is ridiculous.

The premier says it may cost $500 every time the theme is played, but it’s worth the money to keep something that Canadians hold dear.

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Stelmach says he may even take his frustration to Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry.

The licence agreement CBC had with composer Dolores Claman is reported to have ended with this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.