Canada: Why a Maple Leaf?

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  1. Jolly Penguin

    Jolly Penguin Well-Known Member

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    I am Canadian. The maple leaf is the symbol of my country and the centre of its flag. I am curious how this came to be. Why a leaf?

    I read that the beaver used to be the more prevalent symbol early on, but the leaf has always been at or near the top.

    As far as I am aware we are the only country with a leaf as our symbol.
     
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    It seems the symbol was used already in 1700's by catholics in Quebec. Later in 1834 catholic and patriotic society Saint-Jean-Baptiste took the symbol.
     
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    There must be other countries with some leaves in their flags. Does the Netherlands have the Marijuana a leaf? Just asking!
     
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    Because many hated the old one.

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    Mexico springs immediately to mind.

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