Canadian Postwar Social History
(Significance) What does the Canadian flag symbolize? How accurate of a symbol for Canada is it?
There is symbolism in both the design and the colours of the Canadian flag. The colours symbolize hope, prosperity, peace, tranquillity and neutrality. The Maple leaf in the middle symbolizes the cultural heritage of the nation and the natural resources of Canada. Canada getting is own flag was important because it showed Canada was independent from Britain. The maple leaf design we use today is recognized around the world as the symbol of Canada. I believe that the maple leaf is an accurate symbol for Canada because we get maple syrup from maple trees and its very sweet just like the nation. People from other countries always say Canadians very sweet and polite. Another reason why I believe it is accurate is because from what I have read through my research is that even since the 1700’s the maple leaf has be a symbol for Canada. In conclusion I believe that the maple leaf is an accurate symbol for Canada because it represents the nation and it is recognized around the world.