Liberal MP trying again to change lyrics to 'O Canada' to make it more gender neutral. Any thoughts?
Liberal MP Mauril Belanger is losing his own singing voice but that's not stopping him from trying -- for a second time -- to change the English lyrics to O Canada to make the national anthem more gender neutral.
The veteran Ottawa MP, whose vocal cords have been weakened by Lou Gehrig's disease, is determined to end the song's inference that patriotism is something felt exclusively by men.
Hence, soon after Parliament resumes work today, he intends to table a private member's bill that would alter two words, changing the second line of the anthem from true patriot love "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command."
- 5 years agoFavorite Answer
is the word :"sons" really so offensive and sexist that changing it is more important than the traditional and historical value of the song?