On Canada Day, in 2016, there seemed to be a sense of confusion around the anthem, as it was sung across the nation yesterday.
Three weeks ago, Saskatchewan Grade 11 student, Chris Guyda, read his class essay, in which he strongly argues against the changing of the lyrics of our national anthem. He told us on air, not one person he spoke with about this agreed with changing the words to O Canada.
Some MPs argued “in all thy sons command” had to change because “it’s 2016.” Were these MPs aware of the reason “in all thy sons command” was adopted 100 years ago and changed from “thou dost in us command.”?
Hear Roy Green read Chris’ essay on the change to the anthem.