HERITAGE MOMENT DEC 15th: Canadian Maple Leaf flag approved by House of Commons
Stanley and Matheson collaborated on a design that was ultimately passed by a majority vote in the House of Commons on December 15, 1964. Just after this, at 2:00 am, Matheson wrote to Stanley: "Your proposed flag has just now been approved by the Commons 163 to 78. Congratulations. I believe it is an excellent flag that will serve Canada well."
WATCH a clip from BOOM about the Maple Leaf!