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e-1179 (Canadian heritage)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Maureen Hulbert from Toronto, Ontario, on July 11, 2017, at 4:02 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Cultural symbols
Flowers
Presented to the House of Commons

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canada does not currently have a National Flower;
  • A National Flower that naturally occurs in every province and territory would be a symbol of Canada that would connect us with each other and with this great land;
  • The Master Gardeners of Ontario created an online poll to choose a National Flower that would (a) occur in every province and territory, and (b) not already be an official provincial or territorial flower; and
  • Almost 10,000 Canadians voted in the poll over a four-month period, and 79.5 per cent of the voters chose Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry/Quatre-temps/Kawiscowimin (Cree)) as their preferred choice.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to designate Cornus canadensis as Canada’s Official National Flower.
Beaches—East York
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on December 4, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01937)
Government response tabled on
Open for signature : July 11, 2017, at 4:02 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : November 8, 2017, at 4:02 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
34
British Columbia
42
Manitoba
31
New Brunswick
5
Newfoundland and Labrador
24
Nova Scotia
14
Ontario
510
Prince Edward Island
3
Quebec
10
Saskatchewan
6
Yukon
2
Other Countries
4
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