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 Encyclopedia: Flag of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The new flag was adopted by the House of Commons on December 15, 1964.
The Union Flag is part of the provincial flags of Ontario and Manitoba, and a modified version is used on the flag of British Columbia.
The ratio of the Canadian flag is 1:2, or the length of the flag is twice as the width of the flag.
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 Buy Canada Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Canadian National Flag was adopted by the Canadian Parliament on October 22, 1964 and was proclaimed into law by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (the Queen of Canada) on February 15, 1965.
The Canadian Flag (colloquially known as The Maple Leaf Flag) is a red flag of the proportions two by length and one by width, containing in its centre a white square, with a single red stylized eleven-point maple leaf centred in the white square.
Since the botanical maple leaf changes colour from green to red, the leaves in the base of the shield could have been made red even in 1921, just as the maple leaf in the paw of the lion on the crest, already was.
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 Canada's maple leaf flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
While the maple leaf flag may be a relative newcomer to the world stage, its identification with Canada is inescapable.
The maple leaf had been associated with this country for hundreds of years, well before the arrival of Europeans.
The maple leaf flag was raised for the first time at noon, February 15, 1965 during special ceremonies on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
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 Flag of Canada : Maple leaf flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The national flag of Canada, popularly known as the Maple Leaf Flag (French: l'Unifolié "the one-leaved"), is a base red flag with a white square in its centre, featuring a red stylised 11-pointed maple leaf.
Although the idea of a new design for the national flag had been discussed for decades in 1900s, it was the 1960s that the debate intensified and it became a subject of considerable controversy.
Under the supervision of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, the new flag was adopted by the Parliament of Canada on October 22, 1964.
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 The Maple Leaf
By 1860, the maple leaf was incorporated into the badge of the 100th Regiment (Royal Canadians) and was used extensively in decorations for the visit of the Prince of Wales that year.
Alexander Muir wrote The Maple Leaf Forever as Canada's confederation song in 1867; it was regarded as the national song for several decades.
On February 15, 1965, the red maple leaf flag was inaugurated as the National Flag of Canada.
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 Flag of Canada -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
For much of its post- (A union of political organizations) Confederation history, Canada had used the British (National flag of the United Kingdom) Union Flag as its official national flag, with various versions of the (Click link for more info and facts about Canadian Red Ensign) Canadian Red Ensign as popularly recognized specifically Canadian variants.
The new flag was adopted by the (The lower house of the British parliament) House of Commons on December 15, 1964 (the (Assembly possessing high legislative powers) Senate added its approval two days later).
The white centre is a device unique to Canada, blazoned a (Click link for more info and facts about Canadian pale) Canadian pale, being a pale 1/2 the width of the field rather than 1/3 (in (The study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies) heraldry, a pale is a vertical stripe).
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 Articles - Maple leaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The maple leaf is the characteristic leaf of the maple tree, and is an important national symbol of Canada.
The maple leaf slowly caught on as a national symbol: in 1868, it was included in the coat of arms of both Ontario and Quebec, and was added to the Canadian coat of arms in 1921.
The maple leaf finally became the central national symbol with the intoduction of the Canadian flag in 1965, which uses a highly-stylized eleven-pointed maple leaf, refering to no specific species of maple.
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 flag of Canada flags, Fahnen, Flaggen, FOTW bei Nationalflaggen.de
On the fly, there was the armories of provinces on one shield, often maple embellish bough and of oak and overcome of the royal crown, with to the-under a castor on a roundel.
The "Royal Union Flag" (British Union Flag) is a current "official" flag of Canada per act of parliament of December 18, 1964, to "show allegiance to the crown and as a symbol of Canadian membership in the Commonwealth".
Whether or not the Flag is called the Union Jack or Union Flag or Royal Union Flag, there is an interesting concept of precedence: the UJ representing Britain is the flag of a sovereign country, so it takes precedence over provincial flags.
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 Mapleleafweb.com: The Canadian Flag - The Debate Over the Maple Leaf Flag
The proposed flag still included a Union Jack; however, the shield from the Canadian coat of arms was replaced with a gold maple leaf with a white border.
Progressive Conservative Leader (and former Prime Minister) John Diefenbaker quickly dubbed the proposed maple leaf flag “Pearson’s Pennant.” Diefenbaker’s opposition to the flag design was based on the fact that it did not include any historical symbols recognizing Canada’s British and French heritage.
At the same time, the new flag, which was supposed to be a unifying force between French and English Canada, proved to be a relative ‘dud’ with French Canadians; it received a largely lukewarm reception.
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 The flag of Canada | Wikinerds Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
There are many maple species, and the committee relied on photographs produced by the Dominion Forest Service to choose the exact variety which was the most familiar to Canadians: The hard sugar maple tree leaves.
The exact size and the placement of the leaf on the flag was selected after thorough study and tests under varying wind velocities at the National Research Laboratory Wind Tunnel.
The flag was finally approved by the committee in December 1964 and on 15 February 1965 the maple leaf flag became the official national flag of Canada, with the agreement of Queen Elizabeth II.
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 Canadian maple leaf - Canadian Maple Leaf Flag, Canada computer photo backgrounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Following the successful launch of the gold maple leaf bullion coin in 1979, Canada introduced a one ounce silver bullion coin in 1988.
According to many historians, the maple leaf and the maple tree came to and music for The Maple Leaf Forever as Canada's confederation song in 1867.
Maple Leaf Terror According to Canadian newspapers, Jabarah was tried secretly at an undisclosed location in New York state.
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 * Maple Leaf - (Numismatic): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Maple Leaf - the most recognized of all Canadian emblems - beautifully adorns this brilliant 99.99% pure silver coin.
Maple Leaf A gold bullion coin of Canada.
The fact that denominations are meaningless is best shown by the inconsistent way they are used.  The U.S. American eagle and Canadian maple leaf gold bullion coins have a $50 face value on the one ounce, but the quarter ounce is $10...
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 Flags of Canada: Preface
It even comes as a surprise to many that the Maple Leaf Flag has not been the National Flag of Canada from the beginning: artists include it anachronistically in supposedly historical representations and it is worn by an otherwise historically correct museum ship from earlier times.
Although Parliament also approved the use of the Royal Union Flag (alias Union Jack) as a symbol of Canada's membership in the Commonwealth and of her allegiance to the Crown, its use is honoured mainly in the breach.
Not only was the Maple Leaf Flag proudly displayed everywhere, but a parade of provinces, cities, villages, associations, and businesses, quickly followed suit and enthusiastically hoisted their own identities upon masts.
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 Canadian Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Maple Leaf Flag, in Canada's national colours of Red and White, is Canada's National Flag and is worn by all ships now.
This was the official flag of Canadian Government fleets and Royal Yacht Clubs in Canada.
The Maple Leaf Flag, in Canada's national colours of Red and White, is Canada's National Flag and is worn by all ships now, except that members of Royal Yacht Clubs in Canada can still fly the Canadian Blue Ensign.
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 The Maple Leaf Forever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Maple Leaf, of course, also represents the forests of Canada -- a most important contributor to the nation's wealth.
These maple leaves also match the anthem The Maple Leaf Forever, whose stirring words make it the anthem of the real Canada.
Maple Cottage, the house at Memory Lane and Laing Street in which Muir lived and a huge maple tree, which legend tells us inspired his composition, still stand.
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 Amazon.ca: Books: I Stand for Canada: the Story of the Maple Leaf Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The distinctive shape of the native sugar maple leaf was familiar to every settler of New France and then of British North America; it was the first emblem of the St. Jean Baptiste Society, founded in 1834, and in 1860 it was incorporated into the badge of the Royal Canadian Regiment.
Parliament’s first two attempts to establish a distinct Canadian flag, in 1925 and 1946, ended in stalemate, and it was not until 1964, when the nation was almost a century old, that Prime Minister Lester Pearson dared to inaugurate the political debate that would decide the issue.
In the 37 years since, the maple leaf flag has become our symbol of national pride, the unique and perfect Canadian logo – and Canadians, for all their supposed reticence, have become a nation of exuberant flag-wavers.
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 The Canadian Flag
The familiar red maple leaf flag flown today is the result of a political process that began in 1925 when a Privy Council committee began researching potential designs for a national flag; however, their work was never completed so the Canadian Red Ensign and the Union Jack continued to represent Canada.
The committee narrowed the choices down to three options: a Red Ensign combined with a fleur-de-lis and Union Jack; three red maple leaves on a single stem with a white background and blue borders; and a red flag with a single maple leaf in a white square.
The inclusion of the maple leaf in the new Canadian flag in 1965 was official recognition of its prominent usage on badges for the Canadian Forces, other unofficial emblems, and its contribution to the Canadian economy through the maple sugar industry, wood products, and beautification of the Canadian landscape.
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 Log Cabin Chronicles Peter Black's Canadian Maple Leaf Flag column
With fortieth birthday celebrations held this week for the Maple Leaf flag - the creation of an activist, but accident-prone Liberal minority government - it may be useful to recall the Quebec context of its creation.
While one would not want to besmirch the Maple Leaf by comparing it to the Chretien government's scandal-plagued sponsorship campaign, the two endeavours did share the common goal of raising Canada's stature and visibility in Quebec to combat and ideally defeat the mounting separatist movement.
A distinctive national flag - devoid of either a Union Jack or a Fleur de Lys - was also on the Pearson agenda for keeping Quebec in Canada, and for that he took an enormous amount of abuse.
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 Canada: History Resources for Students: Canadian Symbols
There is a rich story to be told of polychrome flags borne by polyglot men, but this is not the place to tell it.
As the students redesign the flag, they will be encouraged to think of symbols that are not presently found on the flag.
Until the adoption of the maple leaf flag, the flags that flew over Canada represented the European nations that had power in Canada.
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 CTV.ca | Canada's Maple Leaf flag turns 40
Canada's red and white Maple Leaf flag is marking a milestone -- its 40th birthday.
On February 15, 1965, the stylized 11-point maple leaf that has come to stand as a symbol of Canada was hoisted for the first time on Parliament Hill.
The flag's design had been approved by lawmakers less than two months earlier -- ending a hunt that had been going on in earnest since 1925.
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 Maple leaf, hardwood flooring - Toronto Maple Leafs
The wilted, poisoned leaves from a fallen red maple tree limb prove irresistible to an easygoing mare, and she nearly pays with her life.
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading, global food processing company.
Maple Leaf Festival, Baldwin City, KS Annual festival held the third full weekend in October.
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 Tattoo Maple Leaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A good tattoo artist will also disinfect his or her work area with a strong EPA approved preparation to kill any bacteria or viruses that may be present.
This one is based on a tracing of the one on the Canadian flag.
My personally designed maple leaf with intertwined and 3-D celtic unity knot is the bomb.
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 year did canada adopt the maple leaf flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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House of Commons voted to adopt the flag...
In December 1964, after a divisive and extensive debate the Parliament of Canada voted to adopt the Maple Leaf as its official Flag.
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 CTV.ca | First Maple Leaf flag returned for Canada Day
Hundreds of designs were considered before the Maple Leaf emerged as the new Canadian flag.
After the original flag flew on Feb. 15, 1965, it was given to Lucien Lamoureux, deputy speaker of the House of Commons at the time.
A pension dispute with Lamoureux's wife after his death delayed the flag's return, but she gave it to the Canadian embassy in Brussels earlier this week.
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 Birth of the Canadian flag
In October 1964, after eliminating various proposals, the committee was left with three possible designs -- a Red Ensign with the fleur-de-lis and the Union Jack, a design incorporating three red maple leaves, and a red flag with a single, stylized red maple leaf on a white square.
The committee eventually decided to recommend the single-leaf design, which was approved by resolution of the House of Commons on December 15, 1964, followed by the Senate on December 17, 1964, and proclaimed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, to take effect on February 15, 1965.
In due course the final design of the stylized maple leaf was established by Mr.
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