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The National Flag of Canada, also known as the Maple Leaf and l'Unifolié (French for "the one-leafed"), is aconsisting of a red field with a white square at its centre, in the middle of which is featured a stylized, 11-pointed, red . Adopted in 1965 to replace the , it is the first ever specified by statute law for use as the country's national flag.
Between 1868 and 1965, several versions of thewere used, which were with the shield from the in the fly. These flags were never officially adopted.