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HERITAGE MINUTES

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A 17 year old Nova Scotian schooner — the undefeated champion of the International fisherman's Trophy — is pitted against an American ship in the last and most dramatic sailing race of her glorious career.

When Prime Minister Lester Pearson vowed to create a distinctive Canadian flag in 1964, some of his advisors warned him that it would be ‘political suicide' to tamper with the country's most important national symbol. But Pearson wanted a flag that “would not be mistaken for the emblem of any other country.”

 

Whether it's our national flag, our national anthem, our famous Bluenose schooner, or a mascot named Winnie, we understand ourselves through our symbols.

 

These Minutes look at some of the people and events that helped emblemize Canada.