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Canada goes off the deep end, rewrites national anthem to be less offensive and “gender neutral”

Senate removes “sons” from the national anthem

The Canadian Senate passed a bill to make the Canadian national anthem more inclusive on Wednesday, according to CBC News. Written by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908, “O Canada” became the national anthem in 1980. Since that time, twelve different bills have been brought to improve its verbiage, but none have achieved success in that endeavour until now.

The idea was to remove “in all thy sons command” and to replace it with “in all of us command” so that the national anthem would no longer include exclusive gendered language. The bill was initially introduced by former MP Mauril Bélanger in 2016, which same year saw it experience predominate support in the House of Commons, which it passed through. This present bill will now move on as subject to the royal approval of the Governor General Julie Payette before becoming the law of the land.

Senator Frances Lankin of Ontario, the Upper House sponsor of the bill, raves “I’m very, very happy. There’s been 30 years plus of activity trying to make our national anthem, this important thing about our country, inclusive of all of us… This may be small, it’s about two words, but it’s huge … we can now sing it with pride knowing the law will support us in terms of the language. I’m proud to be part of the group that made this happen.”

Senator Chantal Petitcler, who is a former Paralympian, with 14 gold medals in wheelchair racing, expressed her joy over the passage of the bill say that she is “jealous” of athletes who will be going to compete in Pyeongchang at the upcoming games as they will at last get to sing a gender neutral anthem in the words “I had the privilege to be on the podium many times and I never had the chance to sing ‘In all of us command, I can only imagine what they’ll feel when they’re on the step of that podium … it’s an amazing moment.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ecstatically praised the bill as it passed the Senate floor in a tweet

Conservative opposition, on the other hand, wasn’t quite so elated about the course that was followed by lawmakers in scoring this progressive achievement for the Canadian anthem, as Senator Leo Housakos relates “When a majority of individuals decide to shut down discourse in this place, democracy dies. We need to be very wary of tools that muzzle debate”.

Senator Lankin brought a motion in the Senate Tuesday night to close the debate and push the bill along to a vote, after 18 months of debate in the Red Chamber.

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Joe Hueglin
Joe Hueglin
February 3, 2018

Hmm, immigrants are not included in the words”. . . our home and native land . . ..” Ought this to be altered as well so they can be represented in the wording as well?

Pierre Savoie
Pierre Savoie
Reply to  Joe Hueglin
February 4, 2018

The rhythm of the phrase, “a gullible land we suckered” doesn’t fit right.

Anthony Garnet Philip Ferreira
Anthony Garnet Philip Ferreira
Reply to  Joe Hueglin
February 5, 2018

“Our” means “Everyone” including immigrants. All of our people came from elsewhere so there is no distinction, except for Natives.

Lisa Karpova
February 4, 2018

Nowhere do I see any condemnation of this idiotic “gender neutral” psychopathy.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Lisa Karpova
February 4, 2018

Go to Youtube and search “Dr Jordan Peterson gender”.

john vieira
john vieira
February 4, 2018

La de dah!!!

arlymc
arlymc
February 4, 2018

The words are now closer to those pre WW1….the words were changed in the first war to “in all our sons command” to spur young idiotic boys to join the army.

tiredofthemedialies
tiredofthemedialies
February 6, 2018

Maybe they should think less about appeasing the Creator, and worry a bit more about supporting their Banderast nazi sociopaths in Ukraine..

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