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Toronto, May 18 (Canadian-Media): Award-winning country music star Dean Brody unveiled Canada Post's fifth of 10 commemorative stamps on Tuesday in Regina, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation, media reports said.
The new stamp focuses on the Trans-Canada Highway, which runs through all of Canada's provinces, CBC News reports said.
"It's not just a highway, it's the stories that the highway allows for Canadians. If you're coming into Regina, you're on the Trans-Canada Highway. That's the road you're going to take in, going to take out. It's incredibly important not just for business coming in, but business going out." said Jon Hamilton, general manager of communications for Canada Post, CBC News reports said.
“The Trans-Canada Highway is an 8,000-kilometre ribbon of asphalt that links Canada physically, culturally and symbolically. It’s also a vital economic artery for the Canadian economy. Stretching from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, N.L., the Trans-Canada has been a highway of adventure, dreams and possibilities for generations of Canadians who’ve travelled it by car, transport truck, bicycle or on foot”, wrote Canada Post Magazine.
The then Prime Minister John Diefenbaker officially opened the highway in 1962 at Rogers Pass, B.C. and said, “This highway, may it serve to bring Canadians closer together. May it bring to all Canadians a renewed determination to individually do their part to make this nation greater and greater still.”
Each stamp was reported to be unveiled in a related location.
The first stamp was unveiled by the architect Moshe Safdie in Montreal to commemorate the Expo 67.
The last stamp in the series is reported to be unveiled in June 1.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)