Thank you, much appreciated!
And wishing you a very happy 4th of July upcoming!
Andrew, you weren’t born yet (I am sure) when that flag flew officially over Canada. But I am so old that I actually remember the day that this came down and the Maple Leaf replaced it. But on closer inspection I notice the maple leaves on your flag are a different colour from the ones of the last Dominion flag that was replaced by the Maple Leaf in 1965. (I remember 1965 well because I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl that year … I was 15 years old).
I pray for the return of the Red Ensign. Happy Dominion Day, and God Save the Queen!
Any flag with the Union Flag on it is inherently better than any other alternative.
Thank you Mr Cusack! However the proper name of the day pursuant to the Holiday Act, which received Royal assent on October 27 1982 is in fact Canada Day. Her Majesty’s laws are Her Majesty’s laws! As fount of justice she so assented to the new name and new flag. God Save the Queen!
As for Mr Cooper, he is quite correct; the maple leaves at the bottom of the shield were changed to red in 1957. The flag at the top of the page was the de facto flag from 1921 to 1957.
Lockdown ended. Pint of Guinness now in hand.
7:39pm 22 Mar 2017
Luckily I have a whole iPad full of obscure academic papers to help me survive the parliamentary lockdown. Thanks… twitter.com/i/web/status/84462…
7:03pm 22 Mar 2017
We're still on lockdown on the parliamentary estate — can't leave or move around. Everyone in good spirits though. No grumbling.
5:56pm 22 Mar 2017
I am safe. Police seem to have everything under control but the building is still on lockdown.
3:15pm 22 Mar 2017