So I found out today that kids who go to elementary school in Ontario have to sing the national anthem EVERY DAY. Jesus Christ. In BC we sung it at assemblies, whenever those were (like once a month) and that’s bad enough. Everyday is just crass.
Sorry for creeping on your tumblr. I am getting caught up after not reading for awhile! As a former Ontario elementary school student, we didn’t have to *sing* O, Canada, but we did have to *stand* for O, Canada every day. The music was played without lyrics over the PA system.
I distinctly remember the Jehovah’s Witness students filing out into the hallway because they were exempt from standing for the national anthem.
I can actually also remember reciting the lord’s prayer each morning for a year before they axed that.