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O Canada Now Gender-Neutral

O Canada Now Gender-neutral

Canada’s national anthem will is one step close to gener neutrality.

“O Canada” was proclaimed Canada’s national anthem in 1980, one century after it was first sung in 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée.

The Senate just passed a private members bill  introduced by Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger after 18 months of debate.

“In all thy sons command” will be changed to “In all of us command”. The bill now awaits royal assent from the Governor General before it becomes law.

For Canada, we are now one further step towards a more just and tolerant society.

Perhaps President Trump and the U.S. will take note and follow our example of tolerance and inclusiveness? Who knows.