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https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/08/21/toronto_city_councillor_pushes_for_o_canada_change.html They should have stayed with God Save the Queen (which is still the Royal Anthem) since that can only be changed when a new monarch is installed. This will eventually lead to the "new" Canadians ending the monarchy.
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Well, it has officially been changed, but I will still sing the old version. However, given the entrenchment of the Monarchy in the Constitution of Canada, it has truthfully been said, that if all the other Realms, including the UK, were to abolish the Monarchy, Canada would remain under the rule of the House of Windsor. (And there are two Official Royal residences waiting to receive them!) Most 'new Canadians' are happy to take the Oath of Allegiance to HM, and have no desire to change the form of Government.
Actually, given the anti-Christian trend in the west today, I'm always amazed that's there is no outcry to change the French lyrics! Here's an English translation: O Canada! Land of our forefathers, Thy brow is wreathed with glorious garlands of flowers. As is thy arm ready to wield the sword, So also is it ready to carry the cross. Thy history is an epic Of the most brilliant exploits. Thy valour steeped in faith Will protect our homes and our rights. Will protect our homes and our rights. __________________ 'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!