Flag of Canada
The flag is horizontally symmetric and therefore the obverse and reverse sides appear identical. The width of the Maple Leaf flag is twice the height. The white field is a Canadian pale ; each bordering red field is exactly half its size. The maple leaf has been used as a Canadian emblem since the 18th century. The flag also appears on the government’s wordmark.
About Flag of Canada in brief
The National Flag of Canada consists of a red field with a white square at its centre in the ratio of 1: 2: 1, in the middle of which is featured a stylized, red, 11-pointed maple leaf charged in the centre. It is the first flag to have been adopted by both houses of Parliament and officially proclaimed by the Canadian monarch as the country’s official national flag. The Royal Union Flag remains an official flag in Canada, to symbolize Canada’s allegiance to the monarch and membership in the Commonwealth of Nations. The flag is horizontally symmetric and therefore the obverse and reverse sides appear identical. The width of the Maple Leaf flag is twice the height. The white field is a Canadian pale ; each bordering red field is exactly half its size. The number and arrangement of the points were chosen after wind tunnel tests showed the current design to be the least blurry of the various designs when tested under high-wind conditions. The image of the maple leaf used on the flag was designed by Jacques Saint-Cyr; Jack Cook claims that this stylized eleven-point maple leaf was lifted from a copyrighted design owned by a Canadian craft shop in Ottawa. The colours 01001000, 032, 48Y, 5, 255, 255–0, 255-0–0 can be used when reproducing the flag. For the Federal Identity Program, the red standard has an RGB value of 255– 0–0. In 1984, the first. flag known to have flown in Canada was the Saint George’s Cross carried by John Cabot when he reached 1497 in Newfoundland.
In 1534, Jacques Cartier planted a cross bearing the royal coat of arms with a red fleurs-de-lis on his ship Gaspé. His ship flew in Canada with the fleurs. de Gaspède fleurs bearing the French royal emblem since King Charles VII. In 1497, His Majesty flew a red cross bearing a fleurs de gaspé fleurs with a blue fleur de lis on the ship. The fleur. de lys was carried by Saint George Cabot in Newfoundland in 1497 and flew by His Majesty’s ship in 1597. In 1914, the Canadian Red Ensign was in unofficial use since the 1860s and officially approved by a 1945 Order in Council for use whereverver place or occasion may make it desirable to fly a distinctive Canadian flag. In 1868, Alexander Muir composed the patriotic song \”The Maple Leaf Forever\”, which became an unofficial anthem in English-speaking Canada. In 1921, King George V in 1921 made red and white the official colours of Canada; the former came from Saint George’s Cross and the latter from theFrench royal emblem. The maple leaf has been used as a Canadian emblem since the 18th century. From 1876 until 1901, the leaf appeared on all Canadian coins and remained on the penny after 1901. During the First World War and Second World War, badges of the Canadian Forces were often based on a maple leaf design. The Canadian flag also appears on the government’s wordmark.