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Canadian Flag In Canada

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The Canadian flag has always been a symbol that represents Canada, before they began the long debate about the new flag, they national flag was the Red Ensign. The British shared the Red Ensign with Canada, the British had the flag on their merchants ships along with the Canadians who flew it on their Canadian Merchant Marine ships. While there was a large debate in parliament about what the new Canadian flag would look like, the debate and the creation of a new flag brought together the nation of Canada because the process was democratic, and it resulted in a new symbol or shared sense of identity for all Canadians.
The Flag debate brought together a nation because the flag that they chose was a symbol of Canada. Britain’s flag was the red ensign which they shared with Canada. “The Red Ensign had the Union Jack in the top left corner and the Canadian coat of arms diagonally opposite” (Cruxton and Wilson, 2000:318). The French Canadians didn’t like the red ensign because of its close relation with the British Empire. They needed a new flag that would be a symbolize Canada as its own country because there were many new immigrants coming into Canada which was making it a country of multiculturalism. Lester B. Pearson was the prime minister at this time and he thought that the idea of Canada choosing a new flag would make Canadians have a stronger feel of nationalism for their country. Lester B. Pearson quoted, “I believe that today a flag designed around the maple leaf will symbolize and be a true reflection of the new Canada” (Quinian et al, 2008:226). The maple leaf is a very important symbol on the Canadian flag for our country, it has been the Olympic uniforms since the 1920s, and it was used to classify Canadian soldier in b...

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The Canadian flag debate resulted in a symbol that shows that Canada has a shared feeling of identity. Although there was a very large debate in parliament about what the flag would look like the right flag design was chosen. The debate allowed everyone to have say in what design they thought was best for the flag, some people drew cartoon and other wrote letters to the prime minister. While there was a large debate in parliament about what the new Canadian flag would look like, the debate and the creation of a new flag brought together the nation of Canada because the process was democratic, and it resulted in a new symbol or shared sense of identity for all Canadians.
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