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Canadian Senate passes bill to make national anthem gender-neutral

by Futures Centre, Feb 8
1 minute read

The Canadian Senate has passed a bill rendering the national anthem gender-neutral.

The change put forward will see the lyric “True patriot love in all thy sons command” changed to “in all of us command”. 

Since 1980, 12 bills have been introduced in an attempt to remove the gender reference to “sons”, all of which failed to do so until now. This change takes place on the eve of the Winter Olympic Games, which will provide Canadian athletes the opportunity to sing the new national anthem.


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