How As It Happens 'saved the beaver'
"We called him up and said, 'You can't do that. It's the national symbol of Canada," Starowicz said. "And he said, 'Well actually, you folks never registered it.'"
And so began the show's campaign to save the beaver, which resulted in a March 24, 1975, act of Parliament officially recognizing the critter as "a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada."