Burlington’s Walk Off the Earth performed Canada’s national anthem last night at the World Cup of Hockey final game between Canada and Europe (Spoiler Alert – Canada won the tournament)
Controversy ensued when the band was called out on social media for a change to the lyrics of “O Canada”. Some twitter users lost it when the band sang “all of us command” in the place of “all thy sons command,” with some criticizing Walk Off The Earth for its “BS agenda” (The Liberals gov’t is hoping to push thru a Liberal MP’s attempt to enact legislation that would change the lyric to the less gender-specific version…All Of Us Command
However, as the band points out in a reply, “all of us command” is actually not a new, lyric at all, but the original words of the song when it was written in 1908
Here the full performance from last night prior to the game between Canada and Europe.