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Canada Changes National Anthem to Be ‘Gender Neutral’

Some residents of America's northern neighbor was took issue with the fact that Canada's anthem contained the word "sons."

By NTK Staff | 02.01.2018 @3:53pm
Canada Changes National Anthem to Be ‘Gender Neutral’

The Canadian parliament passed a bill on Wednesday, changing its national anthem so as to keep up with the ever-changing politically correct culture, according to CBC News.

“O Canada,” the anthem of America’s northern neighbor, included the word “sons,” which some argued is “discriminatory” against women:

The House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a private member’s bill in 2016 that would alter the national anthem by replacing “in all thy sons command” with “in all of us command” as part of a push to strike gendered language from O Canada.

Since 1980, when O Canada officially became the country’s anthem, 12 bills have been introduced in the House to strip the gendered reference to “sons,” which some have argued is discriminatory. All attempts have failed until now.

According to the report, liberal senators did not allow conservatives the opportunity to speak against the bill, using “time-limiting motions to silence the opposition.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a point to emphasize feminism as a priority of his administration, appointing the first Canadian cabinet “with an equal number of men and women” and encouraging Canadians to raise their sons as feminists.

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