Yesterday, January 31,2018, the Canadian Senate passed bill C210 that will forever alter national culture: Canada’s national anthem will become entirely gender-neutral.
A private member’s bill that passed with votes from Liberal and independent senators (Conservatives boycotted the decision and basically didn’t vote), the bill will alter one line of the national anthem.
“In all thy sons command” will be substituted with “In all of us command” making Canada’s national anthem gender-neutral.
Now that the bill has been passed by the Senate, all it needs is royal assent from the Governor General to become law. And since the Governor General rarely (if ever, in modern times) goes against the decisions of the Senate, a gender-neutral anthem is all but a reality.