What, you didn't know that founding father Ben Franklin was a Canadian icon?
Read it and be proud.
Seems that well over a hundred years before Canada became Canada, Mr. Franklin was in charge of organizing mail service in the British colonies of North America.
Apparently that makes him a Canadian icon.
On a related note, Canada has had the prime ministerial jet repainted in the red white and blue.
I get the red and white. Those are the colours of the Canadian flag.
What's the blue signify?
Perhaps a latent case of wannabe-ism on the part of those Harperites who have always pined to be the 51st state?