The Senate of Canada approved the change of the national anthem “gender neutral»
OTTAWA, February 1. /TASS./ The upper chamber of the canadian Parliament (Senate) approved on Wednesday a bill to amend the national anthem, “O Canada,” replacing the word “sons” in the word “us”. This was reported in the official Twitter of the legislature.
“The bill under the number S-210 was approved in the third reading,” — said in the message. The document envisages amendments to the English version of the hymn after the entry into force of the law in the song are replaced with the words in the line “patriotism is the lot of all thy sons” to “patriotism is the destiny of us all.” The entry into force of the law, it must now be signed by the Governor General of Canada Julie Payett.
The lower house of the canadian Parliament (House of Commons) approved the bill introduced by the representative of the ruling Liberal party in 2016. Opponents of the change were members of the Conservative party of the country, but the liberals have a majority in all houses of Parliament.
Patriotic French song, which became later the national anthem of Canada was composed in 1880. In 1908 appeared an English version, and officially “O Canada” became the national anthem of Canada in 1980. Until then had been the national anthem of UK “God save the Queen”.