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e-1179 (Canadian heritage)

Initiated by Maureen Hulbert from Toronto, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • 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.
Government response tabled on January 29, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-88-06)
Open for signature
July 11, 2017, at 4:02 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 8, 2017, at 4:02 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York)
December 4, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01937)
Government response tabled
January 29, 2018
Photo - Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Beaches—East York
Liberal Caucus
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