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

Assented to 2012-06-28

National Flag of Canada Act

S.C. 2012, c. 12

Assented to 2012-06-28

An Act respecting the National Flag of Canada

SUMMARY

The purpose of this enactment is to ensure that all Canadians are encouraged to display 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

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  •  (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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