Mélanie Joly Announces “O Canada” is Now Officially Gender Neutral

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Mélanie Joly Announces “O Canada” is Now Officially Gender Neutral

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to announce that the bill to make the national anthem gender neutral has received royal assent. The English lyric “in all thy sons command” is changed to “in all of us command”. The minister is joined by Catherine Bélanger, wife of the late Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who put forward the private member’s bill. (February 7, 2018) (no interpretation)