Skip to comments.The Maple Leaf Forever? Flag designs that we didnít pick
Posted on 07/01/2014 1:45:16 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
The Canadian flag, unlike many things from the 1960s, has lasted for decades without ever seeming outdated, campy or controversial. Indeed, after 50 years of flag peace, it is hard to imagine that Canada was once torn apart by the hunt for a new national banner.
It was during those heady days that Canadians were invited to submit their own flag suggestions to a multi-party flag committee. Thanks to the preservation work of the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections, the National Post presents some notable examples of these Could-Have-Been Canadian flags.
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Well, we can be thankful that the current flag was a clear and obvious winner.
True. As much as I like the Red Ensign, the Maple Leaf has grown on us and is instantly recognizable throughout the world.
I like the current Canadian flag and wish all my Canadian friends Happy Canada Day! Enjoy.
It’s a nice looking flag, but a secular symbol is always a step down from a Cross. Admittedly, we have the same problem.
Funny you should post that- Canada’s independence was a direct result of the War Between the States.
Gorgeous flag....and a fitting companion for your superb national anthem..I wish the USA would switch to “God Bless America”
Oh Cannabis! We get high on thee!
With glowing cheeks you see us rise
The True North stoned are we!
Happy Dominion Day!
“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.” - Psalm 72:8
My father (who art, I presume, in heaven) played for the First U.S. Army band during the War. One of the things they did was play the national anthem for visiting dignitaries. When a Canadian was the object of their attention, they would play “The Maple Leaf Forever”, of course.
In days of yore, from Britain’s shore,
Wolfe, the dauntless hero, came
And planted firm Britannia’s flag
On Canada’s fair domain.
Here may it wave, our boast our pride
And, joined in love together,
The thistle, shamrock, rose entwine
The Maple Leaf forever!
The thistle, shamrock and rose representing Scotland, Ireland and England. My father really preferred it over other national anthems, on the grounds that, who, after all, could object to the maple leaf? The correct Jeopardy response, Alex, was “Who are the Québécois?” And they show it on their license plates.
I liked the flag they were waving years ago during one of the secession votes; the center was half maple leaf/half flour-de-lis.
The older one (that looks like some of today’s provincial flags) was a better one if they wanted to be taken seriously...
Matthew Perry is the son of a woman who was once rumoured to be Pierre Trudeau’s mistress.
Yes, that’s the one; I’m no fan of England, and don’t care for the harp on the flag (implying ownership or unity), but I’d take someone more seriously if they waved that instead of the maple leaf. Granted, our current US flag is just as apolitical and non-offending (unlike some of the Revolutionary War and state flags, which make statements); it just seems so overly simple...
I much prefer the Bonnie Blue, as much as most people have no idea what it is.
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