In Toronto - suddenly- there's no business like the flag business. During the next few?
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Background: In Toronto - suddenly- there's no business like the flag business. During the next few weeks sales of Canada's new Maple Leaf flag will top the million dollar mark. Manufacturers have their assembly lines in high gear: Since the Maple Leaf flag became official just before Christmas, flag-makers say they've been swamped with orders. Provincial government, federal government department, and the armed services are the big customer, each placing flag orders in the thousands. In addition every schoolroom in the country is to have new flag. This firm in Toronto is only one of many companies turning out thousands of new flags every day. Most measure six-by-nine feet. The nylon material is rolled and then steamed to fasten the colours. Later, the nylon pressed-and cut to size - for delivery. The Union Jack and the Red Ensign still fly from most flagpoles in Canada -- but as the new flag becomes available -- most are due to be replace with the maple leaf....