Should Canada adopt the Red Ensign as a co-official civil flag?


White_Unifier
#1
The Maple-Leaf flag is now the official state flag of Canada and, in the absence of a different civil flag, has served as the civil flag of Canada too.

While keeping the Maple-Leaf as its official state flag for official purposes, should Canada adopt both the Maple-Leaf and the Red Ensign as its co-official civil flags?

I understand that any private citizen can already freely fly whatever flag he wants in front of his house or waive whatever flag he wants at a Canada-Day celebration, so giving an official status to the Red Ensign would be purely symbolic since any private citizen can freely fly it already anyway. I still think that it would be a positive symbolic gesture for the government to recognize the Maple-Leaf as the official state flag and the Maple-Leaf and Red Ensign as the official civil flags just to give it the historical recognition it deserves.

Your thoughts on this?
 
petros
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You are a kook.
 
MHz
#3
A pure white flag to show how gutless we really are would work for me.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

A pure white flag to show how gutless we really are would work for me.


People would confuse us with the french.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e8PGPrPlwA
 
WLDB
No Party Affiliation
#5
I don’t really have any strong feelings either way on this issue.
 
MHz
#6
The same French that lost the war for Canada. I see they are still in business like it never happened. WTF
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

A pure white flag to show how gutless we really are would work for me.


Maybe you should fly a cuckoo flag to show how clueless you are.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

The Maple-Leaf flag is now the official state flag of Canada and, in the absence of a different civil flag, has served as the civil flag of Canada too.

While keeping the Maple-Leaf as its official state flag for official purposes, should Canada adopt both the Maple-Leaf and the Red Ensign as its co-official civil flags?

I understand that any private citizen can already freely fly whatever flag he wants in front of his house or waive whatever flag he wants at a Canada-Day celebration, so giving an official status to the Red Ensign would be purely symbolic since any private citizen can freely fly it already anyway. I still think that it would be a positive symbolic gesture for the government to recognize the Maple-Leaf as the official state flag and the Maple-Leaf and Red Ensign as the official civil flags just to give it the historical recognition it deserves.

Your thoughts on this?

Those of us of British ethnic origins wouldn't be bothered by it but we are rapidly becoming just another minority.

The Canadian Maple leaf is quite an old symbol dating from 19th century military insignia. If you look at the photos of the saps under Vimy Ridge, you will see Maple leafs proudly cut into the chalk by men awaiting their fate. The stylized version of the autumn sugar maple leaf that made it on to our flag is masterful graphic design and it will serve our descendants for generations. It's not do bad. It's very good, in fact.

p.s. MY favourite national flag is the one with the Kalashnikov on it! Nothing says "We mean business" like an AK-47!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Mozambique
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

The Maple-Leaf flag is now the official state flag of Canada and, in the absence of a different civil flag, has served as the civil flag of Canada too.

While keeping the Maple-Leaf as its official state flag for official purposes, should Canada adopt both the Maple-Leaf and the Red Ensign as its co-official civil flags?

I understand that any private citizen can already freely fly whatever flag he wants in front of his house or waive whatever flag he wants at a Canada-Day celebration, so giving an official status to the Red Ensign would be purely symbolic since any private citizen can freely fly it already anyway. I still think that it would be a positive symbolic gesture for the government to recognize the Maple-Leaf as the official state flag and the Maple-Leaf and Red Ensign as the official civil flags just to give it the historical recognition it deserves.

Your thoughts on this?

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

You are a kook.


Should expect no less from a guy who flies the English St. George cross as an avatar.........
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Should expect no less from a guy who flies the English St. George cross as an avatar.........

Maybe, I should switch my avatar to the Cross of St. Andrew or St David to balance it out.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Should expect no less from a guy who flies the English St. George cross as an avatar.........

Did I mention that I'm a French Canadian?

How do you like my new avatar? More appropriate for a French Canadian, dontcha think?

But it doesn't match my English user name though. Oh well.
Last edited by White_Unifier; Jul 26th, 2018 at 11:14 AM..
 
Curious Cdn
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+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Did I mention that I'm a French Canadian?

How do you like my new avatar? More appropriate for a French Canadian, dontcha think?

But it doesn't match my English user name though. Oh well.

The Montreal "drapeau" has the cross of St.George on it and a half century of Independantistes have not seen fit to take it away.

BTW, that coat of arms of Canada on the Red Ensgn also has French heraldry, as one would expect it to.

Auld Alliance ...

Love the Bourbon. Watch your head, though.
 
White_Unifier
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The Montreal "drapeau" has the cross of St.George on it and a half century of Independantistes have not seen fit to take it away.

BTW, that coat of arms of Canada on the Red Ensgn also has French heraldry, as one would expect it to.

Auld Alliance ...

Love the Bourbon. Watch your head, though.

I value my head being connected to the rest of my body very much. I know thumbs and other appendages can be sewn back on. I'm not sure about heads though.
 
petros
+1
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

BTW, that coat of arms of Canada on the Red Ensgn also has French heraldry, as one would expect it to.

Look closer. The fallen French Monarchy's Crown used to shackle and chain the French Unicorn isnt flattering heraldry.

 
White_Unifier
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Look closer. The fallen French Monarchy's Crown used to shackle and chain the French Unicorn isnt flattering heraldry.

But for the Canadian Red Ensign, only the escutcheon appears on the fly, not the entire coat of arms.

Also, if we recognized the Canadian Red Ensign as an official civil flag only, then the Maple Leaf flag would still remain the state flag. In other words, the Red Ensign would just have a symbolic official recognition for those who want to fly it for personal use.

Maybe we should adopt the Canadian Red Ensign as the official state flag of a future North American Union. I'm sure US residents would love it
 
petros
#16
Better yet Ruperts Land

 
White_Unifier
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Better yet Ruperts Land

What basement did you pull that out from?
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

The Maple-Leaf flag is now the official state flag of Canada and, in the absence of a different civil flag, has served as the civil flag of Canada too.

While keeping the Maple-Leaf as its official state flag for official purposes, should Canada adopt both the Maple-Leaf and the Red Ensign as its co-official civil flags?

I understand that any private citizen can already freely fly whatever flag he wants in front of his house or waive whatever flag he wants at a Canada-Day celebration, so giving an official status to the Red Ensign would be purely symbolic since any private citizen can freely fly it already anyway. I still think that it would be a positive symbolic gesture for the government to recognize the Maple-Leaf as the official state flag and the Maple-Leaf and Red Ensign as the official civil flags just to give it the historical recognition it deserves.

Your thoughts on this?

Can't think of a single reason why we would want to. Unless one wishes to be reminded we still fave an inbred unelected foreigner as leader of our country.
 
Curious Cdn
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Ok o
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Look closer. The fallen French Monarchy's Crown used to shackle and chain the French Unicorn isnt flattering heraldry.

The Unicorn is Scotland, not France.

"Supporting the shield on either side are the English lion and Scottish unicorn, which are also the supporters of the UK coat of arms. The English lion stands on the viewer's left and holds a gold-pointed silver lance flying the Union Flag. The Scottish unicorn has a gold horn, a gold mane, gold hooves, and around its neck a gold, chained coronet of crosses and fleurs-de-lis; it holds a lance flying the three gold fleurs-de-lis of royal France on a blue background. Unlike the British version, the lion is not crowned, nor is it facing the viewer. The broken chain on the unicorn symbolizes the unicorn's resistance to oppression."

Nice try, though and thanks for playing, Steppe Dude!
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#20
Three Fleur-de-lis is scotland?
lol

Fleur-de-lis, (French: “lily flower”), also spelled fleur-de-lys, also called flower-de-luce, stylized emblem or device much used in ornamentation and, particularly, in heraldry, long associated with the French crown
https://www.britannica.com/topic/fleur-de-lis

Vintage French Crown Royal Crest Unicorn
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1058082...-crest-unicorn

The smell of Bulsh!t is strong in this one.

Wikipedia aside...Scotland has little to do with Canada, unlike France, which did.
(LOL, since when does wearing chains symbolize resistance to oppression...?)
As if Canada would take the heraldic position the french are oppressed here. Haha, no we are too communistically PC for that!
Last edited by Danbones; Jul 26th, 2018 at 10:39 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Three Fleur-de-lis is scotland?
lol

Fleur-de-lis, (French: “lily flower”), also spelled fleur-de-lys, also called flower-de-luce, stylized emblem or device much used in ornamentation and, particularly, in heraldry, long associated with the French crown
https://www.britannica.com/topic/fleur-de-lis

The smell of Bulsh!t is strong in this one.

Keeerist you're stupid! ... drunk, as well?

The unicorn is Scotland.

The crown is some old Plantagenet bling that lives on.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#22

This is a digital download image used for transfer to fabrics and paper. This is vintage image of a French crest from the Royal courts.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1058082...-crest-unicorn

The french unicorns and CROWN w/fluer des lis...LOL, the FAMOUS Scottish crown eh, doood?
I don't think there has even been a Scottish king since the new world was discovered. If there was he sure didn't count for much...compared to the french kings involved, but tell it to the french that they are symbolized by the chained unicorn and see where that gets you.
The Scots already know they are slaves.

So CC reads wikipedia..as if that wasn't obvious to all...

Yah fakenews effen dum ass.
Last edited by Danbones; Jul 26th, 2018 at 10:52 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#23
I've known that the Univorn is Scotland since I was a little kid, many decades before Wiki or (whacky).

Let's add Petro's people to the Coat of Arms.

"Spherical Babuska pulls plow aross Prairie while spouse snores under wheat stook, empty Vodka bottle in hand"
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
+1
#24
Yes, we know you like your little Scottish unicorn.


Unfortunately pour vous, in canada, the french unicorns are the subject of the day.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Yes, we know you like your little Scottish unicorn.


Unfortunately pour vous, in canada, the french unicorns are the subject of the day.

They may very well be but there are none of them on the Canadian Coat of Arms.

http://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-her...anada.html#a21
 

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