Senate Passes Bill For Gender Neutral: O Canada National Anthem

The bill replaces "in all they sons command" with "in all of us command".

The Canadian senate passed a bill Wednesday making the country's national anthem "gender neutral". Back in 2016, the House Commons passed a private member's bill introduced by Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, who passed away that same year. The bill replaces "in all they sons command" with "in all of us command". The aim was to take out the gendered language from the anthem. Although the bill has been passed by the senate, it still needs to receive royal assent from the Governor General before it become law officially. This isn't the first time a bill like this has been attempted. This was actually the 12th time since 1980 that a bill has been introduced in parliament to try and remove the words "sons" from the anthem. - Pat Siedlecki with files from CBC

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