Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...`National flag' upsets patriotic Canadian
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 7 Jul 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, There are several folk around town selling flags this week. Most of them are soccer team flags for supporting your favourites in the World Cup. This is fine and a source of national pride for the countries involved in the World Cup. However, one of these flags on display, very prominently at Alcott and Guelph Sts., was a red and white flag similar to our country's flag approximately 3ft. by 4ft. The major difference in this flag was that the red maple leaf had been replaced by a marijuana leaf also in red. That someone could come along and desecrate our county's flag and openly and brazenly display it on a major intersection in town defies belief. I personally was incensed by this display but when I approached the vendor he told me his boss had ordered him to display it and he had no choice. It was my impression that to alter any national flag in any way was illegal. If that is not so, then this display, to say the least, was a direct insult to Canadians and in extremely poor taste. A proud Canadian John Tatham, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...`National flag' upsets patriotic Canadian