Banner o Canadae

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The Naitional Banner o Canadae,[1] also known as the Maple Leaf, and l'Unifolié (French for "the ane-leafed"), is a red banner wi a white square in its centre, featurin a stylized 11-pointit red maple leaf. Its adoption in 1965 marked the first time a naitional banner haed been offeecially adoptit in Canadae tae replace the Union Banner. The Canadian Red Ensign haed been unoffeecially uised syne the 1890s an wis approved bi a 1945 Order-in-Cooncil for uise "wherever place or occasion mey make it desirable tae fly a distinctive Canadian banner".[2][3] In 1964, Prime Meenister Lester B. Pearson appointit a committee tae resolve the issue, sparkin a serious debate aboot a banner chynge. Oot o three choices, the maple leaf design bi George F. G. Stanley an John Matheson based on the banner o the Ryal Military College of Canada wis selectit. The banner made its first appearance on Februar 15, 1965; the date is nou celebratit annually as Naitional Banner o Canadae Day.

Mony different banners hae been creatit for uise bi Canadian offeecials, govrenment bodies, an military forces. Maist o these banners contain the maple leaf motif in some fashion, either bi haein the Canadian banner chairged in the canton, or bi includin maple leaves in the design. The Ryal Union Banner is an aa an offeecial banner in Canadae, uised as a seembol of Canadae's membership in the Commonweel o Naitions, an o its allegiance tae the Croun. The Union Banner remains a component o ither Canadian banners, includin the provincial banners o Breetish Columbie, Manitoba an Ontario.[4]

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  1. Canadian Heritage - You were asking...
  2. Stacey, C. P., ed. (1972). "19. Order in Council on the Red Ensign, 1945". Historical documents of Canada 5. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 28. ISBN 0770508618. 
  3. "First "Canadian flags"". Department of Canadian Heritage. 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  4. Fraser, Alistair. The Royal Union Flag. Pennsylvania State University.