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Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 23, 2016

Bruce Patterson
Pages 1-17
DOI: 10.5840/raven2016233

The Red Ensign and the Maple Leaf
Canada’s Two Flag Traditions

Timed for the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the Canadian national flag, this article speaks to this flag as the culmination of a post-Second World War tradition that developed out of, and as a counterpoint to, the earlier flag tradition of Canadian banners based on the British ensign pattern or those which utilized emblems of British and French heritage.