Mr. Speaker, last Friday was National Flag of Canada Day.
This day is an occasion to recognize the most important symbol of our country, the maple leaf. Along with the national anthem, the flag is the most important symbol of a country. The flag represents not just the land and the people, but also its values.
First raised on February 15, 1965, Canada's national flag symbolizes our hope for the future and our ability to triumph over hard times and remain strong in the face of adversity.
In this period of uncertainty, the Canadian flag assures us that our values and our way of life will not be jeopardized.
National Flag of Canada Day is a time to reflect on how tremendously lucky we are to live in this vast and magnificent land.