Flag designer, J.R. Mattheson, passed away at 96. Kathy Shaidle writes, "Canada's Maple Leaf is one of the most readily recognizable flags on earth".
Despite the classy design, I still feel bitter about 1964 and Pearson's flag initiative. The borders should be blue. Blue for the oceans in our national motto. Blue for the Fleur-de-Lis. Blue for the old red-white-and-blue Union Jack. That was the first time I noticed lefty politics overtaking common sense. Red then meant communism, revolution, and blood. It displaced the blues of our history, and the blue of a dominion that runs from sea even unto sea.
(A testimonial to John Mattheson here.)