Library and Archives Canada Canada's Flag: The Maple Leaf Forever New

Library and Archives Canada Canada's Flag: The Maple Leaf Forever New

Canada's flag, with its distinctive maple leaf and bold red-and-white colour scheme has become such a potent symbol for our country that it’s hard to believe it has only been around for 50 years. On February 15, 1965, the new flag flew for the first time on Parliament Hill for all to see, but unveiling the new design was anything but easy. This podcast episode features retired LAC archivist Glenn Wright talking about the history of the flag, and the controversy that almost kept it from coming into being.

  • 2015
  • 00:33:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021
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