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‘O Canada’ turns gender neutral origins but wasn't the original lyric that way?


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The Senate voted to change the end of the lyric “True patriot love in all of thy sons command” to “in all of us command.”

The original lyric to the 1908 version of “O Canada” was “Thou dost in us command.” Was changed to “All Thy Sons” in 1914. So for you traditionalists, Robert Stanley Weir’s original lyric was, in fact, gender-neutral

https://globalnews.ca/news/4002268/oh-canada-originally-gender-neutral/

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The Senate voted to change the end of the lyric “True patriot love in all of thy sons command” to “in all of us command.”

The original lyric to the 1908 version of “O Canada” was “Thou dost in us command.” Was changed to “All Thy Sons” in 1914. So for you traditionalists, Robert Stanley Weir’s original lyric was, in fact, gender-neutral

https://globalnews.ca/news/4002268/oh-canada-originally-gender-neutral/

It should really be re-written - in the spirit of reconciliation - "Our home ON Native land ... "

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It should really be re-written - in the spirit of reconciliation - "Our home ON Native land ... "

 

Without the fight of the native Canadians (and the Quebecois) Canada would be American, the war of 1812 was very important in the formation of their national identity.

 

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It should really be re-written - in the spirit of reconciliation - "Our home ON Native land ... "

Very brief history. British defeat the French on the Plains of Abraham above Quebec City and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 aims to wipe out the language, religion and legal system of the French Canadians. However, then the 13 colonies to the south start revolting. Huge about face is made and in 1774 the Quebec Act is passed. The Act recognizes French Canada's rights to French language, Catholic Church, and French legal system. This was a strategic decision by the Brits to keep the French Canadian's on side, so they wouldn't join with the revolting Americans. Quebec's existence as a distinct society, is central to Canada's existence.

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This is all part of the Trudeau government initiatives to reconcile with native Canadians. Many campus and community radio stations run liners advising the station is broadcasting from lands occupied by such and such First Nation. It is now well settled that aboriginal rights must be considered when projects such as pipelines are built. All such moves are efforts to make amends for the deplorable manner early settlers treated native populations.

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Very brief history. British defeat the French on the Plains of Abraham above Quebec City and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 aims to wipe out the language, religion and legal system of the French Canadians. However, then the 13 colonies to the south start revolting. Huge about face is made and in 1774 the Quebec Act is passed. The Act recognizes French Canada's rights to French language, Catholic Church, and French legal system. This was a strategic decision by the Brits to keep the French Canadian's on side, so they wouldn't join with the revolting Americans. Quebec's existence as a distinct society, is central to Canada's existence.

 

The British also unleash the fury of native Americans to attack white settlers :

 

"He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions."

After the French defeat, the bill has to be paid, that's why the crown wanted us to pay taxes, we said no taxation without representation and that triggered the war, yet the main issue with the British was their refusal to allow expansion into Native American land (at least at that time) because they didn't want to expand their empire that way and they wanted to keep trading with the first nations.

"He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands."

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