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Grinning Cat commented on Doug Thomas's blog post O Canada Lyrics exclude many Canadians including atheists. These New Words Fix That.
"Gwen, national anthems can be weird indeed! The first verse of the US's national anthem (the only one that's usually sung) ends with a question. It's fortunate that we don't sing the fourth, "goddy" verse of The…"
Apr 26
Grinning Cat commented on Doug Thomas's blog post O Canada Lyrics exclude many Canadians including atheists. These New Words Fix That.
"I just read that the original 1908 version of Robert Stanley Weir's English lyrics didn't exclude women or nontheists. The proposed new words would actually restore the original intent! Original Lyrics of O Canada! O Canada! Our…"
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Gwen commented on Doug Thomas's blog post O Canada Lyrics exclude many Canadians including atheists. These New Words Fix That.
"National anthems are weird. Some people get mad if you dont know the lyrics especially here in the usa. I don't have it on my spotify so why should I memorize it? They should update it tho. They talk like people who died a 100 years ago. Canada…"
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Michael Penn commented on Doug Thomas's blog post O Canada Lyrics exclude many Canadians including atheists. These New Words Fix That.
"The new words would be a great improvement. I hope your parliament approves it."
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O Canada Lyrics exclude many Canadians including atheists. These New Words Fix That.

With Canada's 150th anniversary just around the corner (July 1) our national song should be one that everyone can sing with gusto (being on key not required). Unfortunately, the official words in both official languages exclude many Canadians (National Anthems Act, 1980)Immigrants are excluded in both English and French -  "home and native land," et "terre de nos aieux."Women will be included if the Senate approves "in all of us command."Atheists are excluded in "God keep our land glorious and…See More
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President of Secular Connexion Séculière. Advocating for humanist rights in Canada.

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O Canada Lyrics exclude many Canadians including atheists. These New Words Fix That.

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 3:41pm 4 Comments

With Canada's 150th anniversary just around the corner (July 1) our national song should be one that everyone can sing with gusto (being on key not required). Unfortunately, the official words in both official languages exclude many Canadians (National Anthems Act, 1980)

Immigrants are excluded in both English and French -  "home and native land," et "terre de nos aieux."

Women will be included if the Senate approves "in all of us…

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Doug, for all of us here at A/N, welcome!

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