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40 facts about our 41year-old flag

It flies at the top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill and is sewn on the backpacks of globetrotting Canadians. It’s wrapped around triumphant athletes and waved by children at Canada Day parades, coast to coast. It’s on mugs, pins and car bumpers. In Canada and around the world, the National Flag is our collective nametag. This is Canada, it says, in beaming white and red. And this year, our flag turned 40. So, in honour, we have compiled 40 facts about what it is, where it came from and the hype that has sometimes followed it.

Read the original article at: National Post

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