The Hon. John Matheson's postcard to Dr. George Stanley, 15 Dec. 1964,
announcing Parliament's approval of the new Canadian Flag:
HOUSE OF COMMONS
Tuesday, December 15, 1964, 2 A.M.
Dean George Stanley
Your proposed flag has just now been approved by the [House of] Commons 163 to 78. Congratulations. I believe it is an excellent flag that will serve Canada well.
John Matheson ([Member of Parliament for] Leeds)