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National Flag of Canada Act (S.C. 2012, c. 12)

Act current to 2024-05-28

National Flag of Canada Act

S.C. 2012, c. 12

Assented to 2012-06-28

An Act respecting the National Flag of Canada

Preamble

Whereas the Canadian flag is the symbol of the nation’s unity;

Whereas the Canadian flag represents the principles of freedom, democracy, courage, and justice upon which our great nation is based;

Whereas the Canadian flag represents all the citizens of Canada;

Whereas the Canadian flag represents pride in our great nation and support for those who have sacrificed their lives for it;

And whereas it is in the national and public interest to encourage the displaying of the National Flag;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the National Flag of Canada Act.

Displaying the National Flag

Marginal note:Displaying flag

  •  (1) All Canadians are encouraged to proudly display the National Flag of Canada in accordance with flag protocol.

  • Marginal note:Allowing display

    (2) Every person who is in control of an apartment building, a condominium building or building in divided co-ownership or another multiple-residence building or a gated community is encouraged to allow the National Flag of Canada to be displayed in accordance with flag protocol.


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