Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Where are the Canadian flags, reader asks
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 21 Dec 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, While driving around the countryside it is unbelievable how many homes have a foreign flag flying but no Canadian flag. Are these homeowners ignorant? Don't they have any respect or pride in their adopted country? I passed one home with a small Canadian flag at the top with a much lower Ontario flag lower down. Another home had four different foreign flags but Canada was not represented. I am sure the United Nations in New York, even with their differences of opinion about American foreign policy still respects the host country. Recently I passed one home with two foreign flags of the same size but no Canadian flag. Another home had a large foreign flag and a very small Canadian flag. From what I know of the residents of these homes they are hard-working immigrants who deserve the homes they acquired and are an asset to Canada. However, they could never have accumulated their wealth in their homeland so there is no excuse for not giving Canada the respect it deserves and giving the Canadian flag prominence. I wonder what would be said in these other countries if Canadians flew only our flag and did not show respect for the host country? If people do not like Canada why do they stay here and for that matter, why did they come here? Frank Spingola, Erin

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Letters to the editor...Where are the Canadian flags, reader asks