Yesterday MP’s sang “O Canada” using the newly changed gender-neutral lyrics (bringing it closer to the version used in 1913.)
They voted in support of a bill by MP Mauril Bélanger that will change the line “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.”
The Liberals have rushed the bill due to Bélanger’s illness. He was diagnosed last fall with ALS which is usually terminal within two to five years.
Here’s the MP’s singing the new lyrics. Watch closely at the 1:12 mark. One MP inadvertently appears to sing the old lyrics “in all thy sons command” instead of “in all of us command.”