Minute of the Day: the Canadian flag

What's in the Maple Leaf? Watch.

Maclean’s is partnering with the Historica-Dominion Institute to celebrate the return of the Heritage Minutes. Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring the most memorable Minutes, along with a few illustrious parodies, and a sneak peek of the brand new Minute set to be released on Oct. 15 for the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Canada’s flag was the result of fine design and even finer political talent:

This Minute in a nutshell: “Amazingly, John Matheson MP would achieve the unanimity he sought.”

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