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It's Official: Canada's National Anthem Is Now Gender Neutral

The Senate has passed a bill to change the lyrics of Canada's 38-year-old national anthem.

The legislation will replace the second line of O Canada from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command,” in order to make it more gender neutral.

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Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger pushed the legislation for years, but even more so in 2015 after he was diagnosed with ALS. Sadly, he passed away soon after the House of Commons passed the bill in 2016.

Resistance from Conservatives stalled the bill for a while, but it finally received Senate approval on Wednesday after a pair of procedural votes.

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This is a historic moment in Canadian history, since all previous attempts to remove the gender bias in the national anthem had failed. 12 similar bills had been introduced to the House since O Canada became the country’s national anthem in 1980, but it was only until now that the proposal was given attention.

Once the legislation receives royal assent, it will officially become law.

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