'Doris Day' petition hits the mark

The CBC television show, "This Hour has 22 Minutes" now has more than enough signatures for its petition campaign to have Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day change his name to Doris Day

The show is using the Alliance referendum formula, that would allow a national vote on any issue, if three per cent of the electorate, or about 350,000 people, signed a petition.

So far, more than 370,000 people have signed the petition to have Day change his name.

The Alliance leader was asked about the show's campaign while he was electioneering in Vancouver. "I think 22 Minutes is a great show, and I think it's incredible," he says,"and all I can say is a name change is que sera sera."

Comedian Rick Mercer says he started the petition, because he wanted to show that any idiot could trigger a referendum.