Plans to scrap sexist anthem thrown out

Do not mess with a century-old tradition even if it is sexist, Canadians told the Conservative government this week, forcing Ottawa to scrap plans to make the country's national anthem gender-neutral.

The government tucked the idea into a major policy speech and by Friday the public outcry was so strong Prime Minister Stephen Harper backtracked.

 

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