INQUIRING REPORTER: Should Canada's national anthem have been changed?

The O Canada you once knew is no longer the same. In February a senate vote confirmed that our national anthem was being altered to include gender neutral lyrics, effectively changing the line about “True patriot love in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.” A recent Insights West poll suggests that many Canadians are divided over the new lyrics, with 42 per cent of English-speakers agreeing with the switch. Is the anthem a big enough part of our heritage that it should have been left alone? Or is it time to get with the times?

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