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On the 15 February 1965 our Nobel Laureate Prime Minister Lester B.Pearson presented to Parliament and to Canadians the new Canadian National Flag. Pearson had promised that we would have a distinctive flag reflecting who we were as Canadians.

Today 52 years later we celebrate our Canadian Flag!

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The colours Red and White represent the two founding people of Canada, the English and the French. The Maple Leaf is an old Canadian symbol which goes back centuries.

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