This is a great time to join with the citizens of Canada in celebrating Canada Day and the Canada flag. Canada day is a federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.
150 years ago ! Congratulations Canada !
The Canada flag we see today began flying in February 15th, 1965. In 1964 the Prime minister, Lester Pearson, proposed that Canada have its own flag. The flag we see today was chosen from more than 4 thousand suggestions. Before 1965, Canada flew the British Red Ensign with the Canadian coat of arms on it.