fortis et liber
So the wild rose is out, and will be replaced by oily the splotch. No, just kidding – but that would have been fun, wouldn’t it? Instead “strong a free” will now don license plates, and the rocky mountains will replace the wild rose as the picture.
Even though my choice of “Alberta: Go ahead, make my day” didn’t win, I can live with “strong and free”. Some are criticizing it as being “too American” but, well, the thing is a quote from the Canadian national anthem.