Canada Rewrites Anthem to Be ‘Gender-Neutral’

A Senator critical of the measure didn’t have an opportunity to speak against it…

(Grace Carr, Daily Caller News Foundation) The Canadian Senate passed a bill Wednesday to change the lyrics of its national anthem so that they will be “gender-neutral.”

The bill would replace the lyrics “in all thy sons command” with “in all of us command,” according to CBC News. Former member of the Canadian House of Commons Mauril Bélanger first introduced the legislation in 2016.

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Twelve bills have been introduced in the House in order to change the lyrics from what many have argued is discriminatory language. None of these bills, that sought to remove “sons” from the lyrics, were able to successfully pass the House until Wednesday, however. “O Canada” became the country’s official anthem in 1980.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also voiced his support of the proposed change after it passed the Senate Wednesday.

“Mauril’s bill to make O Canada gender neutral passed third reading in the Senate tonight – another positive step towards gender equality. ” Trudeau tweeted.

“I’m very, very happy. There’s been 30 years plus of activity trying to make our national anthem, this important thing about our country, inclusive of all of us,” Ontario Sen. Frances Lankin said, CBC News reported. “I’m proud to be part of the group that made this happen.”

Other Conservative senators and lawmakers, however, don’t think Canada’s Parliament should be allowed to alter a song whose words were written many years ago and whose author can have no say. Lawmakers were angry that Sen. Don Plett, who was a long time critic of the measure, didn’t have an opportunity to speak against the motion.

“When a majority of individuals decide to shut down discourse in this place, democracy dies. We need to be very wary of tools that muzzle debate,” Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos said.

The bill to amend Canada’s national anthem will now head to Governor General Julie Payette’s desk to be signed into law.

The 123rd Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., also recently passed a trifecta of resolutions to replace all gendered pronouns referring to God with gender neutral pronouns, oppose laws against illegal immigration, and open traditionally gender restricted congregational roles and facilities, like bathrooms, to transgender individuals. Diocesan delegate Rev. Linda R. Calkins urged the diocese to consider adopting the “The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation,” that     removes all gender specific pronouns for God from Scripture.

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  • Janne

    Trudeau is an idiot

  • tCotUS

    Justin Trudeau is a Liberal Democratic idiot, just like Germany’s Merkel…Really ? Are Canadians actually that stupid to keeping someone like that in power ? Thank God their North of a Border..

    • CCblogging

      it is a porous border and Canada has welcomed returning terrorists home from the ME

      • gil morency

        It’s an open country , the first to welcome Aliens from other planets

    • Mark Owen

      I always thought Canadians were .a little different than Americans, Now I realize they are just a bunch of blind leading the blind. Walking around behind all the Muslims and politically correct morons. You are correct thanking god they are North of the border. Let’s just hope they stay there.

      • tCotUS

        Agreed

      • spike

        Yes – I always thought they were even more independent and freedom lovers. In recent years however, apparently, they have taken a sharp turn towards socialism and all it brings with it.

    • Mad Scientist

      We kept Obama in power for eight years. We can be just as stupid.

      • tCotUS

        OK…OK…We deserved that jab

      • kassa1

        You are absolutely right sir! They only go by what we the people have and are allowing.

      • Mark

        Abomi…was an illegitimate WhiteHouse OCCUPIER. Not “president”.

    • Born Again Southern Pride

      He’s pretty, so there is that…

      • tCotUS

        Don’t quit know how to answer that???

    • Yes, and he reminds me of Barry.

    • Lynn Salton

      It’s funny that you call Canadians stupid and yet you don’t know the difference between they’re, there and their. Pot calling the kettle black!

      • tCotUS

        OK poss SnowFlake…Corrected was in a hurry to get to work..But you scuzz balls wouldn’t know anything about that, work,honesty, patriotism,

      • Peter J

        In case you slept through English: They’re is a contraction of they are. Note the spelling: The a from are is replaced by an apostrophe. See also There’s, Theirs, and Their’s, Possessive Pronouns and Verb Contractions.

        As there are more than one Canadian… one uses they’re. Who is stupid now?

  • Danny Noble

    Um, should not Canadians have some say in the altering of something as important as their national anthem?

    As in a national vote? I know Canadian politics works differently than American politics but on something like this the public as a whole should have a say.

    • slk5

      it should be changed to he/she/it…covers all the bases!!!

  • CCblogging

    Most people don’t know that Canada has gone Islamic too. You can be arrested there for hate speech if you criticist Islam. Canada is allowing Muslims that left Canada to fight for ISIS in the ME to return. I read there is anger among Canadians over this. It does not bode well for America either with battle hardened ISIS terrorists right next door.

  • Matthew Atwater

    Exactly the plan of the NWO/Satanic/Illuminatti/Lucifer replace your sons! How else can a race reproduce but by its sons? Artificial insemination/Cloneing Ecclesiastes 8:13 it will not go well with the wicked neither will he prolong his days because he does not reverently fear and worship Almighty God Matthew 25:41. Wicked evil disgusting

  • Fred Palmer

    Time to replace it with by by Canada

  • Louie Rey

    And I always thought that pathetic politically correct pandering was strictly an American problem. I don’t know who wrote their national anthem but I bet he or she (or is it IT now?) isn’t very happy.

    • Alibaba

      Political correctness is a tool invented by globalists and used Worldwide with the purpose of achieving New World Order (NWO), as Bush senior stated in one of his SOTU address thirty years ago.

  • Gerry Costa

    “Oh Canada filled with eunichs and dykes” Canadian people — how far are going to let this BS go ?????? I feel for real Canadians.

    • vladilyich

      Canadians are actually relatively smart. They just ran the Chairman and vice chairman of the Conservative party in Ontario out of the Province.

      • Gerry Costa

        If that’s your idea of intelligence then you are just as worthless as your POS prime minister.

      • Janet

        Big mistake! Have fun with all of your terrorists returning home from the battlefield. Now that’s a real hoot isn’t it. Give your head a shake!

      • deerflyguy

        Canadians: A country inhabited by descendants of the same undesirables we ran out of this country when we established the United States of America to free us from the rule of a tyrannical king! A country of liberals and people who still take pride in being under the mostly symbolic rule of a king or a queen of a nation across the ocean – descendants of the same king we fought a bloody revolution to rid ourselves from! We have much in common with Canadians, but enough differences not to want to live under the same rules that they embrace!

      • icate

        Your name says it all, vlad.Your hero V.I Lenin is rolling in his tomb.

  • Harvey Mitterdorf

    Just plain dumb.

  • Gregg Parker

    What can you say to this….? Canada why are continuing to self destruct when ypu’re being shown there is another way? Cucks…

  • NorthPortNurse

    It seems our friends across the border are always just a little behind the pace of the U.S. I’m hoping a Canadian patriot will come forward to save that glorious country from the liberal scourge that slowly erodes it’s base. They would do well to take heed of European Union countries and the mess they are beginning to find themselves in. I have a grocery store nearby where people who spend summers here (and some who have decided to move here) from Germany shop. They say that their streets are no longer safe in Germany and it’s like being a prisoner in your own home because you wouldn’t dare be outside in the evening or at night. Violent crime especially against women is rampant with the influx of immigrants that Merkel has granted asylum to. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Why would you let those who have not become or even desire to become “one of us” have equal voice or privilege?
    Do you, as an individual. invite people to stay at your home and allow them to have a say in your family rules, finances or plans? At my house, only family members get that right, which of course would include any legally married spouse of a family member living in the same house. It certainly would not include any friend, no matter how much I trusted them or thought they cared. I would listen if they offered an opinion when asked, but certainly would never afford them an equal vote.

  • NorthPortNurse

    The same junk is happening at the Vatican, with the new Pope who came to power with the unusual retirement of Pope Benedict XVI ( you have to wonder what prompted that !). This liberal has proposed changing the “Lord’s Prayer.” You don’t have to be Catholic to be offended by that @!

  • Mad Scientist

    Oh, politically correct Canada!…

  • gil morency

    Did they changed it in French too ?

    • Alibaba

      I guess only in politicians mind, but I can’t say in what language they are thinking, excepting gibberish.

      • gil morency

        when do politicians and lawyers are lying ?? When their lips are moving

        • Alibaba

          Oh, c’mon! They have to eat once in a while. Even if they eat sh!t!
          That’s not lying!…

          • gil morency

            no , they just swallow and burp

  • Myke Britt

    Here’s proof. CANADIANS ARE NUTS! CLOSE THE BORDER, NOW!

    • Alibaba

      Not all of them! Only their politicians!

      • icate

        As a nation, Canada veers between very British, somewhat French and a dull version of the U S. Identity unestablished.

        • Alibaba

          And, why that’s wrong? Searching for identity is not a crime by itself. I’m sure most Canadians are still human beings wanting the best for themselves, just as we here in America do. They are only about 40 million people, and they made some bad political choices, still they live better than 3/4 of their Southern neighbor… Leasen …I’m not trying to convinced you why Canada or Texas are better places to live than New York or San Francisco, but you have to understand, ANY place has its scoundrels, called “politicians”! Some are good, but most of them are very, very bad! … Just wait and see!…

  • Peter J

    What’s next for Canada? Well, how about gender neutral man hole covers? Rip out man hole covers and replace with person hole covers. Yup, liberal stupidity has no limit.

    • ADRoberts

      Do you know any women or perverts who would go down in one of those holes to WORK?

      • Peter J

        Not sure what you are getting at unless you don’t think women are capable of working under streets and using a manhole for access. Or maybe you believe those that work for utility companies and need to access the utilities via a manhole cover are well beneath you and your status.

        • ADRoberts

          Really? “‘MAN’hole” covers. To make that gender free would imply that women and trannies and homosexuals actually use THOSE covers. Do you get it now?
          You want to spin your twisted thinking into an insult and imply that I am superior to them. I am not. But I am SUPERIOR to you..

          • Peter J

            First of all your original post was demeaning to those workers. Go back and read it. Second of all it was and remains convoluted. Guess you don’t keep up with the news. Several California cities want to change the name of Manhole covers to “Personhole Covers.” Get it now Mr. Superior? You must be a Clinton, Pelosi, Schumer, Waters supporter. Go ahead, in your world you are superior to all. In my world you are not.

          • ADRoberts

            Oh, and I am not in your world. Thankfully.

          • Peter J

            Looked at a few other posts of yours. I must appologize. You seem to be a conservative as well.

          • ADRoberts

            Mainly on social issues and deficit spending. I am not for giving the farm to corporations and business. One of the most destructive organizations in America right now is the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

  • ADRoberts

    So the women of the country have NEVER been concerned about the “gender”: thing. But the perverts, homosexuals and transgenders who are always looking for offensive have been able to CONTROL the government.
    God help us.

  • Alibaba

    Why they don’t pass a law requiring all men to have transgender surgery and became penisless? I guess it will be a surge in vibrator sale for a while, then completely unoccupied land after a generation!

  • 615GEJ1

    As a Canadian who has resided in the USA since boyhood, I consider this truth to be self evident, that Justin Trudeau is an arrogant, wrong headed jerk! And as a career songwriter I can tell you, you just don’t change lyrics in a song (even if it is only one word) without the writer’s approval and express permission! IT IS NOT DONE!!!

  • kassa1

    The people of Canada won of that little Maggitt Trudeau for president now they can live with all the crap he is doing to that country destroying it just like Obama did hear, all for the good of his boss is the one world order billionaires.

    • icate

      They didn’t learn from experience. The old man turned out to be gay. Sad, really.

  • Bill Williams

    Crazy politicians. Anything for a vote. This political correctness crap is ruining the USA and now Canada.

  • June Kaczan

    If Justin Trudeau wants to be truly gender neutral I have to point out the word Anthem must go. It incase you haven’t noticed contains “ he “ sorry for being the one to point this out. I don’t wish to cause offence but if a job is worth doing it’s worth doing well.

  • mioahu

    Ahhhh, how brave…now all will be good in Canada…, with this important issue out of the way

  • icate

    The gender-neutral leader remakes Canada in her own image.

  • spike

    The liberal voice – it seems everywhere – is bent on shutting down freedom, period! They just keep clamoring louder and louder and even resort to violence until they get things the way they want them. Gender neutral, humans deciding if they are male or female sometime down the road, females on ships at sea for months and serving in the infantry, knowing something is true – but can’t say it out loud because someone might be offended – it’s a crazy time in our history.

  • Your Momma

    Sounds like a really nice place ! Seeee !
    They will gladly greet all of our spineless Left , Michael Moore’s, Hollywierd elite and crooked media with open arms. They can start moving to Canada as soon as yesterday . They could call it ( THE BRAVE SOULS THAT LEFT THE HORID AMERICA) they might even get status of them selves. Maybe they will all get lucky enough to receive a good MOUNTING FROM A MOUNTY. WHOO – HOO ! Now their talking, thats how you greet someone new coming into your Country !!! Jeeezz ! TAKE OFF HOZER’S.