This was our old flag until today in 1965:

 
For 97 years (starting in 1868) our flag has looked basically like this, minor alterations to the crest only. There’s always been a maple leaf though, guess we’ve always loved them.  

It was probably an exciting day 44 years ago when we got our new, far superior flag.  Glad they did it over, this design is just so… flageee. Having a crest on your flag is so 1882.