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  1. The Maple Leaf is Canada's most recognizable symbol. Canadians love sharing the Maple Leaf with the world -- and even in orbit:
  2. It's hard to think of Canada without it's most famous symbol, but back in the 1960s, there was a huge debate about whether Canada needed its own flag. Some who embraced the flag right away were criticized:
  3. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson fought for a new flag, while then-opposition leader John Diefenbaker argued that ditching the red ensign flag (below) would harm Canada's deep ties to Britain.
  4. The kerfuffle was chronicled in a famous heritage minute:
  5. Online, people are sharing their earliest flag memories:
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