Maple Leaf Forever: The Symbol Of Canadian Identity

The first unifying identity of all canadians is "the maple leaf". An average Canadian is proud of the "maple leaf". Jacques Viger, the first mayor of Montreal, described the maple as "the king of our forest, ..... the symbol of the Canadian people. Maple leaf has become the Canadian identity. Starting from Montreal, new france up to becoming the cost arms of both Ontario and Quebec in 1868, added to Canada coat of arms in 1921, was of a golden colour while representing Ontario while it was of green colour for Quebec. The unofficial anthem in English-speaking Canada as composed by Alexander Muir was titled "Maple Leaf Forever". As time progresses during the first world war, badges of the Canadian Expeditionary Force were made of maple leaf design.

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