Next time you hear the Canadian national anthem, it might sound a little different.

This is because on Wednesday Canada's Senate passed a bill that will change the line in O Canada from 'in all thy sons command' to 'in all of us command' in the interest of gender equality.

While opinions regarding the changes are mixed, one Swift Current resident says that the change will one day be looked at as a positive.

"I think it will be positive eventually," he said. "I think a lot of people initially will have lots of negative things to say about it, but I think it'll have a positive impact."

Another Swift Current resident thinks the change wasn't needed.

"It probably could have been left the way it was, it's worked all these years, and nobody has ever really seemed to care."

Anthem singer for the both the Swift Current 57's and the Swift Current Broncos Stephanie Rutherford says she's not opposed to either side, but it will take a little time to get used to the new lyrics.

"I understand why people want the changes and I understand why people are completely opposed to them, but for me, it doesn't matter. It's just about performing and getting people psyched up."

Rutherford adds she thinks that the changes weren't necessary.

"I understand why they think it's necessary, but when the anthem was written with the words 'in all our son's command' it was because of the men that went to war," she said. "It has nothing to do with the women since the women didn't go to war. I understand why people want a change, its good to be gender inclusive, but at the same time I don't think its necessary because it included the people who were going to war at the time."

The bill passed Canada's House of Commons in 2016 but spent 18 months under debate in the Senate before being passed. The change isn't official yet as the legislation now requires formal royal assent before becoming law.

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