Liberals post video of Scheer sitting during 'O Canada'; Tory leader says they politicized anthem - 2019-10-16

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F0.png Liberals post video of Scheer sitting during 'O Canada'; Tory leader says they politicized anthem October 16, 2019, Beatrice Britneff, Global News

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said on Wednesday that he stayed seated while members of Parliament sang O Canada after voting to change the lyrics three years ago because the Liberal government was using Canada's national anthem for "a political statement."

Scheer's comments came a few hours after Marc Garneau — a longtime MP and minister of transport in Justin Trudeau's cabinet — tweeted video of MPs singing O Canada in the House of Commons during the third reading of C-210, a bill that sought to amend the lyrics of the national anthem to make them gender-neutral.

Scheer remained seated and appears, in the footage, to be looking at his phone.

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{{cite news | first = Beatrice | last = Britneff | title = Liberals post video of Scheer sitting during 'O Canada'; Tory leader says they politicized anthem | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/6039611/liberals-post-video-of-scheer-sitting-during-o-canada-tory-leader-says-they-politicized-anthem/ | work = Global News | date = October 16, 2019 | accessdate = October 17, 2019 }}