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Canadian Anthem Now Gender Inclusive
06-26-2016, 04:37 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Patriotic love for Canada will no longer be in its "sons command" – at least not exclusively – according to a parliamentary vote.

Lawmakers in the House of Commons agreed yesterday to amend the country's national anthem "O Canada" and replace the gender-specific phrase "in all thy sons command" with "in all of us command" in the English version. Members then stood and sang the anthem in both French and English, Reuters reports.

Speaking to reporters before the vote, Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu hailed the measure as one that would foster inclusivity.

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"I think it's really important as a very strong symbol of our commitment to gender equality in this country," she said.

Gender equality has been a cornerstone of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's leadership since the Liberal party politician was elected last fall. Mr. Trudeau is the first prime minister to select a cabinet composed of an equal number of men and women, a move that triggered positive international notice after footage of his response to a reporter asking why he did this went viral.

"Because it's 2015," Trudeau quipped in reply at the time.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/why-canada-cha...17012.html



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06-26-2016, 05:23 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Well it is about time 13.gif
06-26-2016, 05:42 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Next thing you know, Canadian women will be allowed to vote. chuckle.gif

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06-26-2016, 05:47 PM #4
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oh for ğck sakes.

Just Plain Nuts.
06-26-2016, 05:50 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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06-26-2016, 05:50 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-26-2016, 05:42 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Next thing you know, Canadian women will be allowed to vote. chuckle.gif
There are more males (younger age groups) than females here ... did you know?

In all our sons command.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux...0a-eng.htm
06-26-2016, 05:57 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-26-2016, 05:50 PM)Octo Wrote:  blonde.gif

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