Canada: Searching for Unity

With stirring words about national unity, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson last May proudly proposed a new national flag for Canada—three red maple leaves on a white ground bracketed in blue. He wanted it to replace the old Red Ensign, envisioned it as a bright symbol of Canada's independent nationhood. Last week Pearson finally had to admit defeat. He gave up trying to push his flag through a stalemated Parliament and dumped the whole thing in the lap of a 15-man interparty committee, which now has six weeks to find a brand-new...

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