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CONSOLIDATION


National Anthem Act


R.S.C., 1985, c. N-2

 

Current to November 21, 2016

Published by the Minister of Justice at the following address:
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca

 

 


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OF CONSOLIDATIONS

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Published consolidation is evidence
31 (1) Every copy of a consolidated statute or consolidated regulation published by the Minister under this Act in either print or electronic form is evidence of that statute or regulation and of its contents and every copy purporting to be published by the Minister is deemed to be so published, unless the contrary is shown.

Inconsistencies in Acts
(2) In the event of an inconsistency between a consolidated statute published by the Minister under this Act and the original statute or a subsequent amendment as certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments under the Publication of Statutes Act, the original statute or amendment prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.


NOTE

This consolidation is current to November 21, 2016. Any amendments that were not in force as of November 21, 2016 are set out at the end of this document under the heading “Amendments Not in Force”.

 

 

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

An Act respecting the national anthem of Canada

1 Short title
2 National anthem
3 Public domain
SCHEDULE / ANNEXE

National Anthem — Hymne nationalO Canada

 

 
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R.S.C., 1985, c. N-2

An Act respecting the national anthem of Canada

Short title
1 This Act may be cited as the National Anthem Act.
1980-81-82-83, c. 5, s. 1.

National anthem
2 The words and music of the song “O Canada”, as set out in the schedule, are designated as the national anthem of Canada.
1980-81-82-83, c. 5, s. 2.

Public domain
3 The words and music of the national anthem of Canada are hereby declared to be in the public domain.
1980-81-82-83, c. 5, s. 3.

 

 

SCHEDULE / ANNEXE
(Section 2 / article 2)
National Anthem — Hymne national
O Canada


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  \key f \major \numericTimeSignature \time 4/4
    a2 c4. c8 | f,2. g4 | a bes c d | g,2. r4 | a2 b4. b8 | c2. d4 |
    e e d d | c2. g8. a16 | bes4. a8 g4 a8. bes16 | c4. bes8 a4 bes8. c16 |
    d4 c bes a | g2. g8. a16 | bes4. a8 g4 a8. bes16 | c4. bes8 a4 a |
    g c c8[ b] a[ b] | c2 r2 | a2 c4. c8 | f,2 r2 | bes2 d4. d8 |
    g,2 r2 | c2 cis4. cis8 | d4 bes a g | f2 g2 | a2. r4 |
    c2 f4. f8 | d4 bes a g | c2 e, | f2. r4 \bar "|."
  }
  \new Lyrics \lyricmode {
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    all thy sons com -- | mand.2. With4 | glow4. -- ing8 hearts4 we | see4. thee8 rise,4 The |
    True North strong and | free!2. From4 | far4. and8 wide,4 O | Ca4. -- na8 -- da,4 We |
    stand on guard for | thee.1 | God2 keep4. our8 | land1 | glo2 -- rious4. and8 |
    free!1 | O2 Ca4. -- na8 -- | da,4 we stand on | guard2 for | thee.1 |
    O2 Ca4. -- na8 -- | da,4 we stand on | guard2 for | thee.1
  }
  \new Lyrics \lyricmode {
    O2 Ca4. -- na8 -- | da!2. Ter4 -- | re de nos aï -- | eux,1 | Ton2 front4. est8 | ceint2. de4 |
    fleu -- rons glo -- ri -- | eux!2. Car8. ton16 | bras4. sait8 por4 -- ter8. l'é16 -- | pé‿é2 -- e,4 Il |
    sait por -- ter la | croix!2. Ton8. his16 -- | toire4. est8 une4 é8. -- po16 -- | pé‿é2 --  e,4 Des |
    plus bril -- lants ex -- | ploits.1 | Et2 ta4. va8 -- | leur,1 | de2 foi4. trem8 -- |
    pée,1 | Pro2 -- té4. -- ge8 -- | ra4 nos foy -- ers | et2 nos | droits.1 |
    Pro2 -- té4. -- ge8 -- | ra4 nos foy -- ers | et2 nos | droits.1 |
  }
>>
1980-81-82-83, c. 5, Sch.


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