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Bitter debate ends with change to Canada’s national anthem

O Canada, the  country’s official national anthem has been changed after a long a bitter debate. It’s all over two words. The debate was to make it “gender neutral” by changing the line  “in all thy sons command” to “» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

The controversy over two words

In these politically correct times, changing two words has led to acrimonious debate in the Canadian government. The late Mauril Belanger, (Liberal Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier) had introduced a private members bill to change the words of Canada’s national» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

History: The long road to Canada’s national anthem

It’s Canada’s birthday, the 148th. On this day in 1980, O Canada was performed for the first time as Canada’s official national anthem. CBC-coverage of official ceremony (begins after commercial) For most of those 148 years however, Canada didn’t really»