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On Wednesday evening, the senate passed the gender-neutral ‘O Canada’ bill. After a year and a half process, senators voted to pass the private member’s bill to change the lyrics in the national anthem from “all thy sons command” to “in all of us command”. It now heads to the Governor General for royal assent to become law.
Not long after the news came out, ‘O Canada’ began to trend on twitter. Opinions ranged from excitement, to anger, to not caring at all.
How do you feel? Do you like the change? Will you sing ‘O Canada’ with the gender-neutral lyrics or will you sing it as you always did?
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I'm probably always going to sing O Canada the same way - not because I have a problem with changing the lyrics, but because it's a hard habit to break after 30 years.— Ashley (@___polyethylene) February 1, 2018
What do you all think about the passing of Bill C-210 by the Senate this evening, making the lyrics of O Canada gender neutral by changing "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command?" #politics #ottcity #Cdnpoli @Canada @JustinTrudeau pic.twitter.com/LmZAgkZH2n— Ottawa Life Magazine (@ottawalifers) February 1, 2018