Former Canadian flag, the Red Ensign, gets new, darker life as far-right symbol National Post - 2017-07-10

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F49.png Former Canadian flag, the Red Ensign, gets new, darker life as far-right symbol | National Post July 10, 2017, Graeme Hamilton, National Post

But the Red Ensign, a variation of which Canadian troops fought under in both world wars, has recently taken on a darker symbolism, adopted as Canada's equivalent of the Confederate flag by some extremists here.

The perversion of the Red Ensign was first observed among white supremacists, who saw it as a throwback to a time when Canadians were overwhelmingly white and of European extraction.

Anti-immigrant protests by the Aryan Guard in Calgary featured the Red Ensign as far back as 2008, and photos showed group members decorated their apartments with the flag alongside a Nazi flag and a Confederate flag.

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{{cite news | first = Graeme | last = Hamilton | title = Former Canadian flag, the Red Ensign, gets new, darker life as far-right symbol | National Post | url = https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/former-canadian-flag-the-red-ensign-gets-new-darker-life-as-far-right-symbol | work = National Post | date = July 10, 2017 | accessdate = July 7, 2022 }}