Bring back the Red Ensign

28 Jun


10 responses to “Bring back the Red Ensign

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 28, 2020 at 12:43 am

    While I am not from Canada, I don’t see anything wrong in either. Coming from California, if you have to replace your flag, try putting an animal on it. A few years ago, there was some discussion along this line in New Zealand. Their flag is too similar to their neighbor’s. I saw one that I liked. Two sheep in a meadow with a border collie and the sun smiling down on them. It didn’t go over well in New Zealand and they kept their flag.
    I also feel good about animals being put in Air Force roundels, kangaroos for RAAF, kiwis for RNZAF, and maple leaves for RCAF. I think that all started in WWII when the red dot had to come out of the RAF roundel due to recognition issues with Japan’s Rising Sun roundel.

  2. feeriker

    June 28, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I just went to the website of the company I order my flags from to see if they stock the Canadian Red Ensign (I occasionally get Canadian snowbird tenants who rent the casita on my property, and I’d be curious to see how they would react to my flying the REAL Canadian flag). Unfortunately, they don’t stock it, but here is a catalogue page full of the abominations that they do stock (and that I hope to God nobody EVER orders). Very disappointing, especially as they do stock historic American flags (including all the Confederate ones) and European royalty flags.

    • Will S.

      June 28, 2020 at 9:51 am

      Ugh; that ‘friendship’ flag looks like an occupation flag by American forces, turned official.

      And I needn’t comment on the rainbow version, you know what I think…

    • Will S.

      June 28, 2020 at 9:51 am

      If your tenants are English-Canadians, they might actually not mind the Red Ensign at all.

      If they are Quebecois, not so much…

      • feeriker

        June 28, 2020 at 11:09 am

        Most of the Canadians we get down here in the winter are Anglophone Canadians, at least to judge from the license plates I’ve observed. Mostly Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and BC. Only a couple of Quebecois that I’ve ever observed.

        Yeah, that “friendship” flag on the web page was cringe-inducing. What kind of insensitive moron thought that one up? I really hope that they haven’t sold a single one of them.

      • Will S.

        June 28, 2020 at 12:47 pm


        Me too.


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