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Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 23, 2016

David W. Grebstad
Pages 55-79
DOI: 10.5840/raven2016235

The Flag of Our Fathers? The Manitoba Provincial Flag and British Cultural Hegemony in Manitoba, 1870–1966

This article examines the adoption of the provincial flag of Manitoba in 1966 as a protest to the adoption of the new Canadian national flag in 1965. The new provincial flag symbolized 96 years of the establishment and preservation of British cultural hegemony in Manitoba and the result of an oppositional reaction to the evolving discourse of a bilingual and bicultural Canadian nationalism.