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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE FLAG POLICE;
BUT THERE SHOULD BE!

The National Flag of Canada should be displayed only in a manner befitting this important national symbol; it should not be subjected to indignity or displayed in a position inferior to any other flag or ensign. The National Flag always takes precedence over all other national flags when flown in Canada. The only flags to which precedence is given over the Canadian flag are the personal standards of members of the Royal Family and of Her Majesty's eleven representatives in Canada   MORE

In a line of three flags, the National Flag of Canada should be in the centre. The other two flags should, in alphabetical order, be placed to the left and right of the National Flag respectively, from the point of view of the observer facing the three flagpoles/masts

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The location of the position of honour depends on the number of flags flown and the chosen configuration. When two flags (or more than three flags) are displayed, the position of honour is furthest to the left  MORE


The National Flag of Canada, when flown or paraded, takes precedence over all other national flags. When flown with the flags of other sovereign nations, all flags should be flown on separate flagpoles/masts and at the same height, all being of the same size, with the National Flag of Canada occupying the position of honour.

With flags of other nations

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Proper  flag placement
for boats

Canadian flag astern; courtesy flag on starboard halyard

The National Flag of Canada is the proper national colours for all Canadian ships and boats, including pleasure craft. The Canadian Shipping Act states that a Canadian ship shall hoist the flag on a signal being made to her by one of Her Majesty's Canadian ships, or any ship in the service of and belonging to the Government of Canada; on entering or leaving any foreign port; and if of 50 tonnes gross tonnage or upwards, on entering or leaving any Commonwealth port.

If carried with other flags, in a single file, the National Flag of Canada should always lead (Figure 19).

If carried in line abreast, it is preferable to have the National Flag of Canada at each end of the line

Carried in a procession

The position of the flag when flying at half-mast will depend on the size of the flag and the length of the flagstaff. It must be lowered at least to a position recognizably "half-mast" to avoid the appearance of a flag

a sign of mourning

SHAME SOMEONE

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

FLYING A FLAG FROM A CAR

Two Flag Poles

Three Flag Poles

" The National Flag is flown at all federal government buildings, airports, and military bases and establishments within and outside Canada. The flag may be flown by night as well as by day.

" The National Flag of Canada should always be flown on its own mast - flag protocol dictating that it is improper to fly two or more flags on the same mast (eg. one beneath the other).  MORE


MORE THAN ONE FLAG

Canadian flag rules dictate that only one flag should be on a pole or halyard. Turn someone in today!


Our government says that we should not fly a tattered flag as it insults the flag and our nation. Turn someone in  today


TATTERED FLAG

UPSIDE DOWN FLAG

Flying our flag upside down may mean that your ship is in trouble but usually it is a horrid insult to our country


Don’t write on or sign our flag. There are ways to make sure you can show respect for our national symbol and still sign it


WRITING ON A FLAG