In all of us command…
The national anthem is now officially gender neutral after legislation altering the lyrics received royal assent Wednesday morning, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly told reporters.
Joly, standing alongside Catherine Bélanger, the wife of the bill’s original sponsor Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger who died of ALS in 2016, said the line “in all thy sons command” has now been officially replaced with “in all of us command.”
Updated 2018.02.08 to add following video:
MPs sang the new gender-neutral lyrics to O Canada in the House of Commons on Wednesday, after the change became law. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says Canadians are already welcoming the revised anthem. (Feb. 7, 2018)