Friday, June 17, 2016

“O Canada” Goes Gender-Neutral

The True North is still strong and free, but now it includes everyone.

Canadian lawmakers have voted to change the country’s national anthem to make the lyrics gender neutral, a move that comes as the new Liberal government focuses on being more inclusive toward women.

The bill would change the English version of O Canada to remove the words “in all thy sons command” and replace them with “in all of us command”.

It must be nice to live in a place where that’s something worth doing something about.