A Guide to Women in Canadian History

Home ·  About ·  Meet the Author ·  Contact · People ·  Gallery ·  Celebrate ·  History ·   Resources ·  News ·  Search

Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, Reuters Photo.
.Latest News
Latest News: Canadian Women Making History

National Anthem Becomes Gender Neutral
January 31, 2018

The Senate of Canada has passed a bill that will make O Canada, our national anthem, gender neutral. The words "in all thy sons command" will be replaced by "in all of us command." In 2016, the House of Commons passed a private member's bill calling for the change. The bill was introduced by Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger. For more than thirty years, various efforts were undertaken to change the national anthem and make it gender neutral. The bill will become law once the Governor General gives royal assent.

More: ‘O’ Canada’ lyric change sparks debate, but the anthem was originally gender neutral

genderal neutral national anthem


Home | About | Meet the Author | Contact | Site Map | Heroines | Biographies | Group Histories | Pictures | Cartoons | Posters | Stamps | Statues | Currency | Historic Sites | Women's History Month | Time Travel | This Month in History | Books | Shop | Classroom | Films&Videos | Related Links | Upcoming | Latest News

Copyright © 2004-2018 Merna M. Forster. All rights reserved.