Jully Black Calls for Canadian Anthem to Reflect Inclusivity and Diversity
The Canadian national anthem, “O Canada,” has been the country’s official song since 1980. However, over the years, there have been calls for the lyrics to change to make them more inclusive and reflective of Canada’s diverse population.
Recently, Canadian singer Jully Black has joined this movement, calling for changes to the anthem to better represent Canada’s multiculturalism. Black has been vocal about her belief that the anthem needs to reflect the country’s diversity, saying that “it’s time for our national anthem to reflect who we are, who we’ve been, and what we aspire to be as Canadians.”
Why is Change Necessary?
The current version of “O Canada” includes the line “in all thy sons command,” which has been a point of contention for some time. Many people feel that the “sons” reference is outdated and not reflective of the current Canadian population, which includes people of all genders.
Black has suggested that the line “in all of us command” would be a more fitting replacement, honoring both the country’s history and its current diversity. She has also said that the updated lyrics would be a unifying factor, bringing Canadians together in a shared experience of patriotism.
The Push for Change
Black is not alone in her push for updated national anthem lyrics. Many Canadians have been advocating for a change for years, including members of Parliament and other high-profile figures. In fact, as early as 2002, a private member’s bill was introduced in the House of Commons to change the lyrics.
Despite some opposition and pushback against the change, Black and other supporters remain steadfast in their belief that the anthem needs to reflect the country’s true nature. They argue that embracing diversity is what Canada is all about and that the anthem should reflect this.
Changing the national anthem is no easy feat, and it would require a lot of work and cooperation from various parties. However, the push for change shows no signs of slowing down. Many hope that the government will step in to facilitate a dialogue between Canadians about what they want from their national anthem.
In the meantime, people like Jully Black will continue to advocate for an updated “O Canada.” They believe that it is a necessary step to ensure that all Canadians feel included and represented in their country’s most important song.
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Canadian singer Jully Black has joined the push for updated national anthem lyrics that better reflect the country’s diversity. Black argues that changing the anthem to “in all of us command” would be a unifying factor and honor Canada’s multiculturalism. Despite opposition, many Canadians continue to advocate for the change and hope for a dialogue facilitated by the government. #ENTERTAINMENT