Two little words can change a nation
It was Bélanger’s tenacity and personal courage that made his amendment unstoppable. In the same way that he tackled the debilitating scourge of ALS, he would not give up on his dream of anthem equality.
Mauril Bélanger’s efforts to have gender-neutral language in the national anthem is a legacy of his that will outlive us all, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright