The Maple Leaf tartan was created by David Weiser in 1964. It was made an official symbol of Canada in 2011. The Maple Leaf tartan symbolizes our environment. Its colors represent the life cycle of the maple leaf. It is about the land and that is a reminder of its traditional custodians. And it is a testimonial of the success of the new Canadians. In fact, it was created by an immigrant who wanted it to be a tartan for all Canadians, and he wanted us to wear it with pride. It even points out how identities are plural and complex and how that enhances our national fabric.