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Canadian Flage

Mary Parker (Ageson)

In 1963 when newly elected Prime Minister Lester Pearson promised to give Canada its own distinct national flag, few would have guessed that the final choice would bear symbols of neither England nor France. Canadian flag history came to a climax with the Great Flag Debate of 1964. The adoption of the maple leaf was a significant step toward the creation of a country that was more than the sum of its regional and ethnic parts.

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