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Banner o Canadae

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The Naitional Banner o Canadae,[1] forby kent as the Maple Leaf, an l'Unifolié (French for "the ane-leafed"), is a reid banner wi a white square in its centre, featurin a stylized 11-pynt reid maple leaf. Its adoption in 1965 markit the first time a naitional banner haed been offeecially adopt 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 "whitiver place or occasion mey mak it desirable tae fly a distinctive Canadian banner".[2][3] In 1964, Prime Meenister Lester B. Pearson appointit a committee tae redd up 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, aither bi haein the Canadian banner chairged in the canton, or bi includin maple leafs in the design. The Ryal Union Banner is an offeecial banner in Canadae an aa, 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... Archived 2011-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  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 Historical documents of Canada. 5.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. 24 September 2007. Archived frae the original on 27 Julie 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  4. Fraser, Alistair. The Royal Union Flag. Pennsylvania State University.