Last week, the House of Commons made history as it passed a Liberal MP’s bill to make Canada’s national anthem more gender neutral.
The bill, which was proposed by Mauril Bélanger, still needs to be approved by the Senate, but if it’s accepted, the lyrics would change from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.”
And while this is a major milestone for gender equality, two Canadians didn’t feel as if the adjustment was “quite enough.”
Two DJs, jaXon Hawks and Docc Andrews, from BC’s country radio station 93.7 JR FM believe that equality belongs to everything and everyone, so they decided to make their own adjustments to the anthem, which has been around for hundreds of years.
The duo’s adjusted rendition honours all Canadians and talks of not just “true patriot love,” but also “a non-committal partnership.”
It asks “whichever God you recognize – and if not that’s OK too – to keep this land, as well as vacant land owned by foreign investors, glorious and free.”
Ok, so it’s not an actual attempt to re-write our anthem. But as we all know, Canadians – millennials especially – need to learn how to take a joke and to stop taking things so seriously.
So take two minutes out of your busy schedule and kick back, give this new rendition a listen, and have a laugh.