Canadians Sound-Off on "O CANADA" Ban in Schools; Hot Topic Sparks Debate Online

    Users face-off with discussion, comments, polls on MySpace Canada
    Pulse Blog

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - A national debate has launched a furry of online
discussion from citizens across the country, after a New Brunswick elementary
school cancelled its daily singing of "O Canada."
    Response to the news has poured in from MySpace Canada users on thePulse,
a forum for discussing issues and topics that are important to Canadians.
Users are leaving heated comments supporting both sides of the story, and a
poll is tracking public opinion.
    To include comments in your news coverage, visit

    Here is what MySpacers are saying

    "I just recently moved to Canada from the US and I'm sad to say that I'm
finding a large population of the citizens here have limited pride and respect
for the country that houses them. Canada, where are your patriots?"
    "We should not compromise our cultural heritage under the guise of
political correctness or an attempt at being optically accommodating to other
cultures. We must preserve our cultural heritage, as we expect peoples of
other cultures to do the same within their own nation and home."
    "I think a lot of you have forgotten the words to the national anthem.
I'm nearly 100% certain it's not the "Canada" portion that people have a
problem with, it's the religious portion."
    "This has to end... I'm tired of us as Canadians letting everything slide
all the time with our heritage especially..."

    About thePulse on MySpace Canada

    thePULSE captures what's happening right now in Canada, from breaking
news to social issues to political debate. It's a forum for Canadians to sound
off, every day, about topics that impact their life. Visit

    About MySpace

    MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle
portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a
positive impact on the world. MySpace has created a connected global community
by integrating web profiles, blogs, instant messaging, e-mail, music
streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified listings, events, groups,
college communities, and member forums. MySpace's international network
includes more than 30 localized community sites in the United States, Brazil,
Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Australia, India, Japan, and New Zealand. Fox Interactive Media is a division
of News Corp. (NYSE:  NWS - News, NWS.A - News; ASX:NWS - News, NWSLV - News).
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