While living under the Union Jack the Canadian people enjoy all the safety from invasion by a foreign foe, and protection of her people in foreign lands. Besides the Jack on a red ground, Canada has the Shield (Protection of Jehovah), and on the Shield, the quarters of the various Provinces. This was recognized of­ficially for Canada, both afloat and ashore, in 1891.

“The first flag to be seen in the land that is now Canada, raised here by John Cabot, was early England's flag the Red Cross of St. George, on a white ground. The Union Jack, although not the Union Jack as we know it today, became Canada's official flag, by the Peace of Paris of 1763. This earlier Flag was made up of only two Crosses,

the red- on white Cross of St. George, and the diagonal blue-on-white Cross of St. Andrew.” (From: “Canadian Facts,” 15th Edition)


“The Flag of Canada, a red en­sign, bears the Union Jack at the Flagstaff, and in the center of the Fly, the Shield of Canada, (shown to the left). The Shield quartered shows, the Lions of England in the first quarter; the place of honor. In the second quarter is the Red Rampant Lion of Scotland, within its double treasure, on a gold field. In the third quarter, is the Golden Harp of Ireland on a blue field, and in the fourth quarter there are the Fleur de Lis of France, also on a dark blue field. At the lowest division on the Shield, there are three green sugar Maple leaves on a white field. These represent the emblem of Canada, and the production of Maple Sugar, for which Canada is famous.” (From: “Lifting Up An Ensign To The Nations”)


The French-Canadian element in Canada is as well represented by the Union Jack as the other three. The Ban­ner of St. Jean Baptiste, the Patron Saint of the French ­Canadians, is a vertical white cross on a blue field, and as you look at the flag you will plainly see the four crosses. Ben Sults in “Origin of the French-Canadians,” (Page 190.) states: “The French forefathers of the new subjects of King George II., settled in Quebec, had come largely from those portions of old France, whose forefathers had crossed over to England with William I. of Normandy and so these new settlers might be termed a reproduction of a Norman province.”


Liberal Party replacement flag that no one wanted or voted for.


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