Today at the Conservative Party’s
caucus meeting, they opened by singing O Canada, but completely
ignored the recent modifications the Trudeau Liberals made to the
anthem when they replaced “all thy sons” with “all of us”.
Mere seconds into the live stream, the national anthem begins to play and the Conservatives start singing in unison. By the time they reach the altered verse, there’s no confusion and you can very clearly hear “all thy sons”.
The anthem was officially changed in February of last year after extensive efforts by late Liberal MP Mauril Belanger to make the anthem more general neutral.
Changing the anthem is always a very controversial issue and many saw the Liberal changes as being too politically correct.
Last year, Conservative senators boycotted a vote on the gender-neutral anthem changes.