As the House of Commons gets closer to adopting a bill to make the words to our national anthem more gender neutral, our neighbours to the south are taking it as another opportunity to poke some fun at everything Canadian, from saying “sorry”, to maple syrup, to beavers and moose.
The private member’s bill was introduced by Liberal M.P. Mauril Belanger, who has advanced ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The proposed change would replace the line “all thy sons command” with “all of us command”.
The bill is supported by both the Liberals and NDP, and today Jenny Kwan, who is the NDP MP for Vancouver East, spoke in support of the bill saying the changes will reflect all Canadians, including people who self-define their gender.
The Conservatives are against the changes because they see it as a “slippery slope” towards making more changes affecting Canadian culture.
In his sketch, Colbert completely re-writes the lyrics, which end with this line , “our Prime Minister is hot”.
Warning, the singing is horrible: