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ontario1.png|Ontario Provincial Flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG on 11 JUNE 2015 at 12:39 UTC. tri-maple leaves and cross of St. George from the shield of the arms of Ontario.
 
ontario1.png|Ontario Provincial Flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG on 11 JUNE 2015 at 12:39 UTC. tri-maple leaves and cross of St. George from the shield of the arms of Ontario.
 
ontario2.png|Ontario Provincial Flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG on 11 JUNE 2015 at 12:39 UTC. tri-maple leaves and cross of St. George from the shield of the arms of Ontario, with a green field
 
ontario2.png|Ontario Provincial Flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG on 11 JUNE 2015 at 12:39 UTC. tri-maple leaves and cross of St. George from the shield of the arms of Ontario, with a green field
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ontario3.png|Ontario Provincial Flag proposal by NATHANIEL TANG on 11 JUNE 2015 at 13:08 UTC. tri-maple leaves and cross of St. George from the shield of the arms of Ontario, with the fly of the Royal Union Flag in the fly. This represents Ontario's motto "Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains)"
 
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Revision as of 13:14, June 11, 2015

The flag of Ontario was enacted by the Flag Act on May 21, 1965 in the Legislature of the Province of Ontario. The flag is a defaced Red Ensign, with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland's Union Flag in the canton and the Ontario shield of arms in the fly.

In 1964, the federal government, after a long and acrimonious debate, replaced the Canadian Red Ensign with the current flag of Canada. This decision was unpopular among millions of Canadians. These included many Ontarians, particularly in rural areas that made up much of the political base of Premier John Robarts' Ontario Progressive Conservatives. Robarts thus proposed that Ontario would have its own flag and that it would be a Red Ensign like the previous Canadian flag. While Robarts insisted that he supported the new national flag, he felt the Ensign was an important symbol that reflected Ontario's British heritage and the sacrifices made by Canadian troops under the Red Ensign.

Proposals for a New Ontario Province Flag

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