Friday, February 02, 2018

Canada Opts for Gender-Neutral National Anthem

The Senate passed a bill that renders the national anthem gender neutral Wednesday despite the entrenched opposition of some Conservative senators. The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member's bill in 2016 that would alter the national anthem by replacing "in all thy sons command" with "in all of us command" as part of a push to strike gendered language from O Canada. The bill was first introduced by Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who died in 2016. It now must receive royal assent by the Governor General before it officially becomes law.

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Since 1980, when O Canada officially became the country's anthem, 12 bills have been introduced in the House to strip the gendered reference to "sons," which some have argued is discriminatory. All attempts have failed until now.

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The majority of Canadians really couldn't care...this is just a move by the flake in charge, old fancy socks...the problem a lot of us see with it, is that it is just plain bad grammar...he has opted on an ebonicized version to placate the SJWs of Canuckistan...aka Citiots.

#1 | Posted by ghoti at 2018-02-02 12:00 PM

In 1908 the verse was originally "True patriot love thou dost in us command". It was changed to "in all thy sons command" for patriotic reasons during WWI. This change brings it back closer to the original version.

#2 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2018-02-02 12:37 PM

The majority of Canadians really couldn't care...

Me being one of them. I'm surprised how many people are right upset about it though.

You'd think we would have better things to spend our time on.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-02-02 12:47 PM

Canada is due for it's Trump phase. I can see the hatred of Trudeau has a spark that starts that fire.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-02 02:45 PM

You'd think we would have better things to spend our time on.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL

As long as you stand up and salute ze Fuehrer properly ve von't punish you und make you shave your head.

Oh wait... you said Canada?

Never Mind.

Carry on.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-02 07:44 PM

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