ISBN 978-0-9936501-0-9 © 2013 Robert J. Harper
The following is a comprehensive account of the historical facts surrounding the Birth of Canada’s Flag.
What began as a search for identity in, a yet to be Sovereign Country in 1860, some “Canadians” believed that the Maple leaf was the one and only symbol which would provide instantaneous recognition around the world.
Some 98 years after confederation, Canada’s Parliament finally completed the erroneous and sometimes very divisive task of providing our country with its very own National Flag.
ISBN 978-0-9936501-1-6 © 2015 Robert J. Harper
As a Canadian I am so very proud to have been able to write this factual account of “Who” and “How” our beloved Canadian Maple Leaf Flag was brought to fruition in 1964/65.
I feel blessed to have known the honourable John Ross Matheson and able to tell the entire world he was my friend. I hope all Canadians will have the opportunity to read this account of the history of the most recognized symbol of Canada in the world and appreciate the work of the many caring hands who helped to bring a positive result to Pearson’s Dream and Matheson’s Promise.