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Canada decides against changing national anthem

By Alex Harrison     Mar 6, 2010 in World
Canada has decided against a plan to change the national anthem. It had been suggested that changing the anthem would make it more gender-inclusive.
The idea was to change the specific phrase ´in all thy sons command´ to ´in thou dost us command´. Many liberal groups had argued that making the change would make the anthem more gender-inclusive.
Since the proposal emerged it has been heavily rejected by the majority of Canadians. Dimitri Soudas, spokesman for the prime minister Stephan Harper made the following statement "We offered to hear from Canadians on this issue and they have already spoken loud and clear," he went on to say, "They overwhelmingly do not want to open the issue. The government will not proceed any further to change our national anthem."
Many feminists was critical, claiming the idea was merely a ploy.
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