Bélanger not first MP to call for gender neutral O Canada
A fitting follow-up to last week’s honour would be unanimous support for his bill to modernize O Canada for all Canadians.
Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger, who has ALS, was the honorary Speaker on March 9. The emotional and heartfelt support from all sides of the House was honest and palpable. It gave Canadians an ever so brief glimpse into the humanity of all parliamentarians. In the end, we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keeper, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright