Nova’s Rays Exclusive: The Rewrite!

O Canada, welcome to the 21st century!
Rahman Mohamed

Earlier this month Nova’s Rays reported that Canadian parliament was considering changing the lyrics of O Canada.  On June 16 BBC reported Canadian MPs voted to change the Canadian anthem to make it gender neutral and was being taken to the final stage: the Senate.  Bill C-210, a Private Member’s Bill, may not be passed in its entirety before Summer Recess; it is currently on Second Reading at the Senate and is considered an “Other Bill”; the House of Commons has risen for Summer RecessSenate is scheduled to sit until tomorrow, June 30.  Canadians and tourists may be forced to sing the past historical anthem that does not reflect gender equality on Friday, Canada Day 2016.

Nova’s Rays has obtained exclusive content of the full changes of the English and French anthems of Canada planned by Parliament.  They are not limited to gender equality.   Sources say these changes will be brought on a gradual basis to prevent extreme coverage from the media and retaliation from the public.  The changes are set in a schedule to be in place before July 1, 2017, Canada’s sesquicentennial to ensure Canada has a 21st century national anthem.

Below are drafts of the new English and French Canadian anthems exclusive to Nova’s Rays.


O Canada
My home is built on Aboriginals’ land
True patriot love, in all of us command

With glowing hearts,
we see thee rise,
a North that truly costs a lot

From far and wide,
O Canada,
We speak for thee knowing we’ll never be forced to join army!

All hope politicians may speak truth
making a glorious economy with Medicare truly free

O Canada, freedom of expression lets us show our love for thee
O Canada, the Charter says no one can be put in jail for this


En français

O Canada
pas la terre de mes aïeux

Et nous avons
détérioré votre fleurons glorieux!

Car ton bras sait porter l’épée et la croix
Mais il y a ésperes il seulement porterais beaucoup belles fleurs

Ton histoire est une épopée
des beaucoup government exploitations

Tous saisent Le Charter peux protéger nos fois et droits

Les politiciens ne faitent jamais quelque chose
Ils seulement saisent beaucoup parler


The current bill by the House of Commons is focused on the wording of line 3 of the English anthem removing “thy sons”, changing it to “of us”.  It does not include changes to the French anthem, or the music or tune of O Canada.  Reports obtained by Nova’s Rays state Tragically Hip is currently rewriting the melody on their cross-Canada tour to make it fit the “21st Century” lyrics.  Sources say both new anthems will be broadcast live on YouTube, CBC, and Radio-Canada at the same time on 1 July 2017 to show Canada’s unity.  Celine Dion and Shania Twain are being considered to sing the new lyrics with Justin Bieber and Drake to ensure a 21st century gender, age and racial equality is reflected as the anthem is brought to a modern world when Canada turns 150.

Nova’s Rays will keep sources anonymous; all are protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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