Canada: Their Own Flag at Last

The argument dragged on for six months, generated more than 270 windy speeches, produced the longest continuous session of Parliament in Canadian history, and all but divided a nation. Last week the debate over a national flag for Canada finally ended. By a vote of 163 to 78 in the House of Com mons, and 38 to 23 in the Senate, Canada's Parliament approved what Liberal Prime Minister Lester Pearson calls a flag for all Canadians. All that remained was for Queen Elizabeth to proclaim the new flag as the official emblem of Canada. Then down will come the...

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