Canadians singing a different tune with our anthem

Being an avid TV sports fan as well as attending Nanaimo Clippers games, I’m happy to have not yet heard the new Trudeau anthem.

To the Editor,

Re: Anthem change based on false narrative, Letters, Oct. 20.

I totally agree with the letter writer on this subject. Being an avid TV sports fan as well as attending Nanaimo Clippers games, I’m happy to have not yet heard the new Trudeau anthem during game openings.

So it raises the question: What can our dictatorial prime minister do if no one wants to march to his tune? Does he send spies to arenas across the country to report on politically incorrect anthem singers? If he does that, should I hide my Washington Redskins cap?

My guess is that our dear leader will seek the advice of the Chinese communist regime that he admires so much.

Jim CorderNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: Anthem change based on false narrative, Letters, Oct. 20.

Our national anthem is not being changed in some drastic Third World dictatorship scandal to glorify its leader. It simply recognizes women – valuable and beloved members of our society.

As for the letter writer’s beef about the Liberal party – nice change from our recent my-way-or-the-highway undemocratic rule, not consulting the populace – the current government has been taken to task for consulting too much. Under Justin Trudeau’s leadership Canada is slowly but surely regaining its high standing and respect on the international scene. I for one applaud his, and his cabinet’s efforts in this regard.

Bill GardNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: Anthem change based on false narrative, Letters, Oct. 20.

Black Press and its editors continue to allow Conservative pundits plenty of ink in their newspapers.

The letter writer’s statements regarding “the will of the majority” and “is Trudeau’s vision for Canada one that they share?” are delusional.

As to his endless criticisms of Trudeau’s Liberal government after one year in office here are the facts: In an Oct. 20 Ipsos poll, 64 per cent of Canadians approve of performance after one year; 78 per cent of millenials (up to age 35) approve; Canadians sharing Trudeau’s values, 62 per cent. All considered these are remarkable results.

R.G. BurnettNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: Anthem change based on false narrative, Letters, Oct. 20.

The letter writer is correct in stating that the change in our national anthem was rushed through without adequately consulting Canadians. However, the outcome would likely still be the same.

The online Canadian Encyclopedia gives an extensive history of our anthem. It started with a French version from Quebec and was adapted many times into various English versions. Most notable was that by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908. In 1913, the original line “True patriot love thou dost in us command” was changed to “True patriot love in all thy sons command.”

Anthonie den BoefNanoose Bay