National symbols of Canada http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26794/all en Canada put 'wrong' maple leaf on new C$20 bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/canada-put-wrong-maple-leaf-new-c20-bill-expert The untrained eye might not at first spot the difference between the maple leaf on the new $20, $50 and $100 bills and the North American sugar maple. But it is clear to Sean Blaney, a botanist who tracks plants for the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre in New Brunswick, and who brought it first to the attention of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/canada-put-wrong-maple-leaf-new-c20-bill-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flora Flora of the United States National symbols of Canada Social Issues Canada Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736366 at http://www.globalpost.com Royal Canadian Navy to run white ensign up the mast starting Sunday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/royal-canadian-navy-run-white-ensign-the-mast-starting-sunda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Navy is getting a new ensign to fly at the masthead and at naval shore establishments.</p> <p>The naval ensign, a white flag with the Canadian Maple Leaf flag in the top corner closest to the mast and a blue navy badge in the outer half, will now fly from the mast of warships at sea.</p> <p>The regular Maple Leaf flag will now be designated as the navy jack, which means it will fly from the ship's bow when it is tied up at a dock or buoy.</p> <p>Essentially, the change merely switches the positions of the two flags.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/royal-canadian-navy-run-white-ensign-the-mast-starting-sunda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cultural history Flags National symbols of Canada The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 00:01:17 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830180 at http://www.globalpost.com Ceremonial flags stolen from Vancouver-area Legion days before Remembrance Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131109/ceremonial-flags-stolen-vancouver-area-legion-days-remembran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RICHMOND, B.C. - Members of a Royal Canadian Legion branch near Vancouver are reeling after 10 ceremonial flags were stolen just days before Remembrance Day.</p> <p>William Spencer, president of legion branch No. 291 in Richmond, south of Vancouver, said the flags were stolen from a locked storage container during in the past week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131109/ceremonial-flags-stolen-vancouver-area-legion-days-remembran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada National symbols of Canada Vexillology The Canadian Press Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:02:36 +0000 The Canadian Press 5984915 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper pays tribute to John Matheson, 'father' of Canada's Maple Leaf flag http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131230/harper-pays-tribute-john-matheson-father-canadas-maple-leaf- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada lost a great public servant with the death late last week of John Matheson.</p> <p>Matheson, a former MP and Second World War veteran, died Friday in Kingston, Ont.</p> <p>He was often referred to as the father of Canada's now-familiar Maple Leaf flag.</p> <p>Matheson lead a multi-party committee that chose the new flag to replace the old Red Ensign in 1965.</p> <p>The Sunday night tweet from Harper's account also pointed out that Matheson was instrumental in the creation of the Order of Canada.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131230/harper-pays-tribute-john-matheson-father-canadas-maple-leaf-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flag of Canada John Matheson John Matheson National symbols of Canada The Canadian Press Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:02:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 6032150 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper pays tribute to John Matheson, 'father' of Canada's Maple Leaf flag http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131230/harper-pays-tribute-john-matheson-father-canadas-maple-lea-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada lost a great public servant with the death late last week of John Matheson.</p> <p>Matheson, a former MP and Second World War veteran, died Friday in Kingston, Ont.</p> <p>He was often referred to as the father of Canada's now-familiar Maple Leaf flag.</p> <p>Matheson lead a multi-party committee that chose the new flag to replace the old Red Ensign in 1965.</p> <p>The Sunday night tweet from Harper's account also pointed out that Matheson was instrumental in the creation of the Order of Canada.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131230/harper-pays-tribute-john-matheson-father-canadas-maple-lea-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flag of Canada John Matheson John Matheson National symbols of Canada The Canadian Press Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:02:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 6032151 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen's man in New Zealand backs flag change debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/queens-man-new-zealand-backs-flag-change-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Queen Elizabeth II's representative in New Zealand has publicly supported debate on ditching the Union Jack from the national flag, saying ties to former colonial ruler Britain have waned.</p> <p>Commenting on Prime Minister John Key's call for the country to adopt an All Blacks-style silver fern flag, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae said modern New Zealanders' national identity was strongly bound to the Pacific.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/queens-man-new-zealand-backs-flag-change-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flags National symbols of Canada National symbols of the United Kingdom Social Issues AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:25:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6057696 at http://www.globalpost.com Late freestyle skier Sarah Burke honoured on Flag Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140215/late-freestyle-skier-sarah-burke-honoured-flag-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the family of late freestyle skier Sarah Burke will be presented with a flag from the Peace Tower in honour of Flag Day.</p> <p>To celebrate National Flag of Canada Day, each year the Peace Tower flag is presented to a Canadian who has exemplified Canadian values.</p> <p>Calling Burke a gifted athlete, and a trailblazer in freestyle skiing, Harper says she is one of the principal reasons why the halfpipe was introduced as an Olympic sport this year in Sochi, Russia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140215/late-freestyle-skier-sarah-burke-honoured-flag-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National symbols of Canada Sarah Burke Sports The Canadian Press Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:16:28 +0000 The Canadian Press 6071734 at http://www.globalpost.com Late freestyle skier Sarah Burke honoured on Flag Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140215/late-freestyle-skier-sarah-burke-honoured-flag-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the family of late freestyle skier Sarah Burke will be presented with a flag from the Peace Tower in honour of Flag Day.</p> <p>To celebrate National Flag of Canada Day, each year the Peace Tower flag is presented to a Canadian who has exemplified Canadian values.</p> <p>Calling Burke a gifted athlete, and a trailblazer in freestyle skiing, Harper says she is one of the principal reasons why the halfpipe was introduced as an Olympic sport this year in Sochi, Russia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140215/late-freestyle-skier-sarah-burke-honoured-flag-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National symbols of Canada Sarah Burke Sports The Canadian Press Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:16:28 +0000 The Canadian Press 6071735 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand PM to hold flag vote if re-elected http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/new-zealand-pm-hold-flag-vote-if-re-elected <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday pledged to hold a referendum on changing the national flag if he wins a third term in office in September.</p> <p>Key had been tipped to hold the referendum alongside September 20 elections but said he did not want the campaign dominated by debate on whether or not the country needs a new flag.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140310/new-zealand-pm-hold-flag-vote-if-re-elected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cultural history Flags John Key National symbols of Canada Social Issues AFP Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:17:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6092108 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia to keep Britain's Union Jack in flag http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/australia-keep-britains-union-jack-flag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia has no plans to change its flag, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, adding there is little public appetite for removing the British Union Jack from the national symbol.</p> <p>It follows an announcement by neighbouring New Zealand -- whose flag is nearly identical to Australia's -- that it will hold a referendum on the issue.</p> <p>Both flags feature a miniature version of the Union Jack -- the national flag of former colonial power Britain -- in their top-left corner, along with a array of stars.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/australia-keep-britains-union-jack-flag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flags National symbols of Canada National symbols of the United Kingdom Religion AFP Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:48:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6093227 at http://www.globalpost.com