Politics Canada votes to make national anthem gender-neutral

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by dawg, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

    Reputations:
    120,004
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    137,133
    Likes Received:
    122,919
    View attachment 78576

    O Canada!

    Canadian politicians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill to change the wording of their national anthem to make it more gender-neutral.

    The bill, passed by members of the Canadian parliament 225 to 74, said they wanted to change the wording from “true patriot love, in all thy sons command” to “true patriot love, in all of us command”.

    Christine Moore, a democratic member of parliament, told MRC-TV that tweaking the wording of the song will have a large and positive impact.

    “We are in 2016. The Canadian population will understand why we want to make the change. It is not a big change, and there will not be a big difference in the national anthem, but the difference is significant for women all across Canada,” she said.

    2016 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada, as pointed out by MP Greg Fergus.

    “It would be nice if we stopped excluding women from their national anthem,” he said.



    The bill was introduced by ailing Liberal MP Mauril Belanger who suffers from a particularly aggressive version of ALS.

    By January, when he introduced the bill, he had lost his ability to speak. In May, he needed a tube inserted into his throat to help him to breathe, as reported by the Chronicle Herald.

    He was present in parliament in a wheelchair when the bill was passed, and it received a standing ovation, as reported by Huffington Post Canada, with MPs breaking out into a spontaneous rendition of “O Canada”.

    Mr Belanger had argued that the new wording would return the song to its original version of “thou dost in us command”, which was changed to “all thy sons” in 1913.

    The vote, which still requires approval by the senate before it becomes law, follows a May 2016 study which shows that 62 per cent of Canadians are in favour of re-wording the anthem.

    The Canadian public was not given the opportunity to vote on the decision.

    In the Toronto Sun, columnist Candice Malcom said the move was a result of “political correctness”.

    “We don’t need a bunch of self-righteous politicians in Ottawa to make women feel included. Women are already included," she wrote.

    She pointed to studies in 2012 and 2013 that show about three-quarters of the Canadian public are opposed to changing the anthem, which is “a great source of national pride”.

    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly proved to be a champion of gender diversity, openly calling himself a feminist and making history by appointing a gender-balanced cabinet.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-national-anthem-gender-neutral-a7086201.html
     
  2. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    30,644
    Likes Received:
    8,699
    nazdrowie likes this.
  3. PoliticallyIncorrect

    PoliticallyIncorrect Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2016
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    314
    The Senate is said to be taking their time on the Bill, so we'll be able to sing it right one more time on July 1st!!
     
    Ashbeard likes this.
  4. thegroovologist

    thegroovologist Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    61,543
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    15,602
    Likes Received:
    46,590
     
    SouthernListen likes this.
  5. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    41,581
    Likes Received:
    40,974
    ...they ought to change the name of the country to cuckland.
     
  6. DrSublux

    DrSublux Who am dis VIP

    Reputations:
    34,431
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    29,131
    Likes Received:
    17,933
    Meh, no big deal
     
    killallposers likes this.
  7. thegroovologist

    thegroovologist Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    61,543
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    15,602
    Likes Received:
    46,590
    [​IMG]
     
    R.P. McMurphy likes this.
  8. Stretch5000

    Stretch5000 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    4,411
    Likes Received:
    10,531
    Lol, ok. If you say so.

    "I can see the headlines now: "Instances of sexism down 75% across the country! Bravery of MPs to thank! Also: Maple Leafs are Stanley Cup Champions!"
     
    NyMarkNy likes this.
  9. joemama

    joemama Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    11,295
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    4,544
    Likes Received:
    12,323
  10. hidden dragon

    hidden dragon what do I do now? Staff Member

    Reputations:
    259,321
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    97,402
    Likes Received:
    85,646
    :facepalm:

    They want a gender neutral anthem? Didn't they say some forms of bestiality was okay as well? Canada sucks.

     
    reno likes this.
  11. HypocriteHowie

    HypocriteHowie Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    35,657
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    7,242
    Likes Received:
    20,287
    Why fuck with a great National Anthem? Leave it.
     
    SternsEgo likes this.
  12. Chriza

    Chriza The One Man Gangbang VIP

    Reputations:
    8,542
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Messages:
    28,004
    Likes Received:
    12,674
    I've also advocated changing "our home and native land" to "our home ON native land."
     
  13. AcquiringSignal

    AcquiringSignal Girthy VIP

    Reputations:
    50,185
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,953
    Likes Received:
    25,173
    This is why Canada can't have nice things.
     
    monkeyboy69, Ashbeard and Wangold like this.
  14. slab0meat

    slab0meat negative creep

    Reputations:
    2,374
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    4,041
    Likes Received:
    4,870
    Very important shit. Glad they're on top of things.
     
  15. sstressed

    sstressed enhancement toker

    Reputations:
    78,416
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    47,777
    Likes Received:
    36,425
    soon they will re-write history and many of the male leaders will actually be trannies.

    fuck the left before they fuck you! :grad:
     
    monkeyboy69 likes this.
  16. Divorce Chicken

    Divorce Chicken Willy one plunge

    Reputations:
    36,895
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    18,274
    Likes Received:
    42,113
    Canada's 20 years ahead of us in the multi-culti nonsense.
     
  17. Mojopin

    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

    Reputations:
    33,269
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    24,680
    Likes Received:
    28,371
    Who cares? Just don't fuck with hockey.
     
  18. larryluncg

    larryluncg Fuck you, that's my name VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    80,562
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    15,902
    Likes Received:
    15,340
    I blame the father of the current PM. When his dad was PM he sold out for the immigrant vote
     
    Divorce Chicken likes this.
  19. goldtopper

    goldtopper Well Known Heterosexual Gold

    Reputations:
    212,422
    Joined:
    May 31, 2013
    Messages:
    23,373
    Likes Received:
    67,163
    "Sons" in that usage really is gender neutral.
     
  20. Mr Vengeance

    Mr Vengeance Ladies love cool V. VIP

    Reputations:
    9,320
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    9,104
    Likes Received:
    14,187
    I believe that those were the original words way back.
    Canada has changed words in the anthem before. I don't see any big deal here.