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Canada’s New Flag. Prior to the flag we know today, Canada’s flag was the Union Jack. Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson used the issue of a new national flag as a “political weapon” and was determined to have a new flag that featured a red maple leaf (Hilmer).

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canada s new flag

Canada’s New Flag

Prior to the flag we know today, Canada’s flag was the Union Jack.

Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson used the issue of a new national flag as a “political weapon” and was determined to have a new flag that featured a red maple leaf (Hilmer).

After a long and dramatic political battle, the new flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill on February 15, 1965 (Ferguson 126).

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works cited
Works Cited

Ferguson, Will. “The Great Flag Debate." 100 Photos that Changed Canada. Ed. Mark Reid. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2009. 126-127. Print.

Hilmer, Norman. "The Flag: Distinctively Our Own." The Canadian Encyclopedia. n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ featured/the-flag-distinctively-our-own>.

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Canada’s New Flag

Prior to the flag we know today, Canada’s flag was the Union Jack.

Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson used the issue of a new national flag as a “political weapon” and was determined to have a new flag that featured a red maple leaf (Hilmer).

After a long and dramatic political battle, the new flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill on February 15, 1965 (Ferguson 126).

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List of Images Used
  • “Members of Parliament with new Canadian flag.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/featured/the-flag-distinctively-our-own>.
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Canada’s New Flag

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Works Cited

Ferguson, Will. “The Great Flag Debate." 100 Photos that Changed Canada. Ed. Mark Reid. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2009. 126-127. Print.

Hilmer, Norman. "The Flag: Distinctively Our Own." The Canadian Encyclopedia. n.d. Web. 6 Sept. 2012. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ featured/the-flag-distinctively-our-own>.

List of Images Used

“Members of Parliament with new Canadian flag.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/featured/the-flag-distinctively-our-own>.

Prior to the flag we know today, Canada’s flag was the Union Jack.

Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson used the issue of a new national flag as a “political weapon” and was determined to have a new flag that featured a red maple leaf (Hilmer).

After a long and dramatic political battle, the new flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill on February 15, 1965 (Ferguson 126).