This song was released in 1941 during the Second World War as an anthem for people all across Canada to sing. This song inspired feelings of patriotism and pride for the singers, and more generally encourages national unity.
The song "Shout! Wherever You May Be I AM A CANADIAN" brought patriotism directly to the living rooms of many Canadians thanks to the Happy Gang.
The Happy Gang was one of the most well-known and successful entertainment acts of the mid 20th Century in Canada, aired by the CBC. The show featured energetic live musical performances and comedy skits, and would have included renditions of songs such as "I AM A CANADIAN."