Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Raise up her colours and designs

It's 40 years today since the Red Ensign was unceremoniously dumped in favour of the Liberal Party heraldry. "We can no longer imagine Canada without its flag," said Prime Minister Paul Martin, whose parliamentarian father Paul Martin Sr. played a role in giving the country its distinctive symbol. Canada always had a flag. It just happened to be one that didn't imply that the Liberals are the once and future legitimate governing party of the country, by visual association. Damn you, and damn your father, you lugubrious hack.

4 Comments:

Blogger angry_in_t_o said...

As someone who has always liked the old flag, and thought the new flag, though it has some appeal, lacked a certain gravitas, would I make a decent member of your Red Ensign Standard? If so, how would I apply to join?

2/15/2005 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger PR said...

Right on, brother!

2/15/2005 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Denton said...

There are no membership restrictions as far as I know, besides being vaguely dissatisfied with the Trudeaupian vision of Canada. We're a fairly diverse and loose bunch. Fly the flag on your site, host a blogroll, and join in the comments at an issue of the Red Ensign Standard, and I'm sure word will get around. Such is my understanding of the largely decentralized leadership, anyhow.

2/15/2005 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger CharLeBois said...

Check out http://www.cafepress.com/red_ensign where you can get stuff to really show off your Red Ensign pride!

2/15/2005 08:30:00 PM  

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