Liberals Push For a More “Gender-Neutral” Canadian Anthem

“God Bless America” is also gender-neutral.

Isn’t it bad enough that the Liberals gut everything that works about Canada and use a crippled guy to do it?

The fight over the national anthem is also sparking questions from some MPs about whether parliamentarians should be expediting a bill through Parliament on such a sensitive and emotional issue simply because it is the legacy project for Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, whose health is rapidly deteriorating.

The Conservatives say the Liberals, with the support of the NDP, are ramming through Parliament a bill that would change the lyrics to the anthem, when Canadians should be consulted on the matter.

Bélanger’s private member’s Bill C-210 would make the national anthem gender-neutral by changing two words in the English version of O Canada from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.”

The bill passed a second-reading vote Wednesday in the House of Commons and went to the Liberal-dominated heritage committee Thursday for brief consideration of the one clause in C-210 that would change the wording to O Canada.

  • Martin B

    I’m sure Turdeau’s buddies are all excited about the new gender-neutral anthem.

  • vimy

    Well the first time the new version is performed in public it should be done at the Vimy Memorial in France and all the MP’s in parliament have to stand or squat and piss on it because that is what they are doing. The line in the anthem is there to commemorate the lives of all of Canada’s sons who gave their lives in the first world war so these morons still have a nation with rights to be morons in.

    • That anthem is not mine and I will not stand for it.

    • Raymond Cameron

      The song was composed in 1880. The English version was made in 1906. It was well before the first World War.

      • vimy

        Revisions were made to Weir’s version in 1913, 1914 and 1916. In The Common School Book of Vocal Music, published by the Educational Book Company of Toronto in 1913, the original line “True patriot love thou dost in us command” was changed to “True patriot love in all thy sons command.” This particular change was also included in a version published by Delmar in 1914, and in all versions printed thereafter. There is no evidence as to why the change to “sons” was made, although it is worth noting that the women’s suffrage movement was at its most militant and controversial around 1913, and by 1914 and 1916 there was an enormous surge of patriotism during the First World War, at a time when only men could serve in the armed forces.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Interesting. Masculine pushback against militant suffragettes in the build-up to a real war. Hmm…Back in the days when men were men and women were still majoritarily female. I’ve read about it. It still is that way in some cultures. I am so glad I was dealt a winning hand in life in this particular area. I count my blessings. 😉

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Let’s put all the chicks on the front lines and maybe they will change their tune.

  • mauser 98

    BabyDoc just warming up… what is next

    • Justin St.Denis

      That comeback SHOULD read “Did you just presume my gender?”

      As it is, the comeback essentially asks “Did you just become like me?”

      I know. “Grammar nazi”! Bring it on! Only this has nothing to do with grammar but with what words mean. For the record….

  • simus1

    I have always been a huge non fan of the lackluster dirge we got ourselves stuck with as the national anthem. The problem remains that our political masters are certain to be smitten with something even worse given half a chance.

    • Reader

      Do you mean, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Hockey Song, isn’t our anthem?

  • BillyHW

    Isn’t about time women started contributing something to humanity?

  • Bataviawillem

    Is this really something anybody but the busybody’s think about.
    Don’t we have more important things to do.