Why would Canada want to change the lyrics to “O Canada?” It makes very little sense, especially right now at the end of one of the most patriotic events in Canadian history. There’s not too many times I’ve been in a bar and suddenly had the entire establishment break out in the national anthem, but that happened at the end of the gold medal Men’s Hockey game. The 2010 Olympics, while not as patriotic as the 1972 Summit is a close second.
This move seems to be more of a play for the Government of Canada to get sympathy votes from women voters, when the nation has more pressing concerns, the largest deficit in Canadian history, a government who will gladly put aside the democratically elected Parliament to allow them to govern without a pesky opposition.
Is “all thy sons command” really a horrible lyric? If so, make it “all thy suns command.”