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Push to Completely Rewrite O Canada

Or at least that's what some people seem to think about the push to tweak the Canadian anthem to be gender-neutral.

Apparently changing the line "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command" is a huge deal to some (even though the original line was "thou dost in us command", and was changed without documentation or reason a hundred years ago to only mention men). A lot of those people seem to be men, too, who don't see why people are complaining about it. This, sadly, includes the NDP leader.

Personally, that line has always bothered me. Even as a kid I remember thinking that since I wasn't a boy, I couldn't be as patriotic as those that were and felt alienated whenever I had to sing the anthem. (The God bit did that too, though good luck changing that — especially with Harper running things into the ground and funding religious groups and foundations with all the extra money from cuts to scientific groups and researchers).


The change is just two small words, yet those words would no longer exclude half of Canada.


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