THE MAPLE LEAF FLAG, CANADA’S NATIONAL EMBLEM, REACHES A HALF-CENTURY

   On December 15, 1964 a single-leaf, red-and-white design was approved by the House of Commons in Ottawa. Two months later, on February 15, 1965 the old colonial Red Ensign came down, and Canada’s new flag was raised for the first time over Parliament Hill.

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