Canada Has Officially Changed the National Anthem to be Gender-Neutral

As of January 31, 2018, you may be singing the national anthem wrong.  A bill passing through a third reading in the Senate has been adopted that would in effect change the national anthem.

Bill C210 alters the English version of the anthem in attempts to make it gender neutral.  The amendment replaces the traditional line of “in all thy sons command” with the words “in all of us command.”

The bill was initially proposed in 2016 by Ottawa MP Mauril Bélanger, who was terminally ill with ALS.  The bill was hoped to be rushed through by supporters but, it has taken eleven attempts and three Senate readings to make the bill official.  Unfortunately, Bélanger passed away in August 2017 at the age of 61.

As of January 31, 2018, these are the official lyrics of the new Canadian national anthem:

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Author: Daily Ting