Mr. Speaker, 53 years ago today, the Canadian flag was raised on Parliament Hill for the very first time. Today, our flag is the strongest symbol of our Canadian identity. That is why, every year on February 15, we celebrate National Flag of Canada Day.
In my riding of Charlottetown, which was recently recognized by law as the birthplace of Confederation, there is immense pride in our flag. This pride can be seen while driving through the streets of our beautiful city, seeing our maple leaf proudly flying from peoples’ porches.
As our best and most talented athletes are currently wearing their red and white uniforms in Pyeongchang, this is the perfect time to be celebrating the flag they so proudly wear.
I wish everyone in Charlottetown and across the country a very happy flag day.