Its a good opening move. We control the center. After singing O Canada with the crowds at the Olympics we know Its cool to be Canadian again.
Should we change it? Should we not? It's win/win. We are listening to the concerns of feminists and having an open discussion with all Canadians. I think I side with the feminists on this one but I'm happy enough to leave it alone too. This is how you get people involved in politics. Everyone has an opinion on it and its neither left nor right. Its a Canadian question.
Think of all the little school kids who sing the anthem every morning (or should). My love for the Olympics goes right back to following the medal count in school. Now we have 14 Golds. 2 of these Gold medals are for Hockey. We are the undisputed best winter sport country in the world and the kids know it.
A change to the anthem would be top of mind for them. The Harper years will be remembered as the beginning of Canada's Century, or at least the good years.
So have fun with this question. There's no call for sour grapes. Remember who is watching and remember that it's about how to love our country in the best way possible.
Politically, we are sure to eat a few pieces no matter what. The game is long, and we control the board for now... I'm excited to see a great game.