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An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender)


First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018


STATUTES OF CANADA 2018


CHAPTER 1


An Act to amend the National Anthem Act
(gender)

 

ASSENTED TO

FEBRUARY 7, 2018

BILL C-210


 

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the National Anthem Act to substitute the words "of us" for the words "thy sons" in the English version of the national anthem, thus making it gender neutral.


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64-65-66-67 ELIZABETH II

 

 

CHAPTER 1


An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

[Assented to 7th February, 2018]

R.S., c. N-2

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

1 The schedule to the National Anthem Act is replaced by the schedule set out in the schedule to this Act.

SCHEDULE / ANNEXE

(Section 1 / article 1)

National Anthem — Hymne national
O Canada


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