Recently, the Canadian government chose to change the lyrics to ‘O Canada’. These lyrics would represent a more modern frame of mind. Instead of singing “in all thy son’s command”, the lyrics now read, “in all of us command”.
At the CFL’s Toronto Argonaut’s home game last night, a round of ‘boos’ were heard when the anthem was sung at the beginning of the game. Hedley’s lead singer, Jacob Hoggard, marked the occasion, one of the first times that the new anthem had been sung in public, but was met with jeers when he had sung the new lyrics.
AM640’s Assistant Program Director, Scott Guest, was at the game, and offers his perspective on the boos that were heard during the anthem.