November 22, 2018

“Progressive” TorStar writer wants re-do of Ontario’s “colonialist” flag

David MenziesMission Specialist

Canada just celebrated our 150th birthday, making our country a relative infant compared to other nations. We don’t have centuries upon centuries of history, so you’d think we’d really want to hang on to whatever little history and tradition we have, right?

Well, think again.

Progressives are all about rewriting history and remaking Canada in their own perverse image, so it is the next piece of tradition that needs re-imagining is Ontario’s provincial flag.

Toronto Star columnist, Bob Hepburn, recently penned a column entitled, “Why does Ontario still fly outdated colonist flag?”

He argues that the provincial flag should be replaced with one that “no longer reflects a pro-British bias and instead heralds the fully independent province that modern Ontario is today.”

Apparently, it’s wrong for Ontario to have a flag that honours one of Canada’s founding nations, but I wonder if he’ll take this act on the road and lament Quebec’s provincial flag sporting fluer-du-lys as vile symbols of euro-centric colonialism? Probably not.

The leftist bard adds that “having both the Union Jack and our Coat of Arms with its Cross of St. George, the patron saint of England, is an affront to millions of Ontarians born in the province or who have immigrated from somewhere other than Britain.”

Do immigrants settling in Ontario really look at the provincial flag and get “triggered” by its symbols? Who knows, because of course Hepburn can’t be bothered to do any real reporting to see if he can find someone who objects.

But, when it comes to provincial flags, and “inclusion,” all I can say is, be careful what you wish for.

This “diversity is our strength” business can get a tad complicated at times.

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commented 2019-03-19 13:49:47 -0400
Well, Ontario could remove the Union Jack and replace it with the ISIS one, after all , they now have a Islamic Party running for election. It’s so great to be a culturally enriched nation!
commented 2018-11-23 16:12:20 -0500
Caution, cultural Marxists at work.
commented 2018-11-23 16:07:06 -0500
Oh boy another flag flap sponsored by the anti-U.K crowd. Time for more of their ill informed, progressive missives, quite tiresome really.
commented 2018-11-23 15:34:11 -0500
We have a school system which has been substituting indoctrination for education for many years now. The most indoctrinated go to work for worthless rags like the Star. Anti-White, anti- Christian, armed with a revised history based on far left victim fantasy.
commented 2018-11-23 08:46:58 -0500
Hepburn has been overdoing the hair dye. It’s seeping into his brain and affecting his reasoning.
commented 2018-11-23 05:58:12 -0500
Bob Hepburn definitely has too much time on his hands. Perhaps he could devote some of his efforts to reporting on how much of our tax dollars PM Baby Doc Trudeau keeps giving away to the rest of the world while telling us the pantry is bare. You know, some actual investigative journalistic endeavour. But alas, that might mean that he and the paper he works for won’t be getting a share of the $595,000,000 bribe fund dumber than a rock Trudeau approved.

If someone comes to Canada and moves to Ontario, and doesn’t appreciate or is resentful of its flag, no one is forcing them to settle down in Ontario. But if you come to Ontario, don’t expect the entire province to bend to your every whim. Maybe Hepburn should consider this, and that Ontarians do like their flag.
commented 2018-11-23 05:18:02 -0500
I say PSAC and other public sector unions need to change their flags to better represent the fact they do not give a damn about workers anymore.
commented 2018-11-23 05:12:29 -0500
Andrew i say the Pride flag needs changing. LMAO!
commented 2018-11-23 05:11:10 -0500
Andrew Stephenson your communist ignorance never ceases to make me laugh. No change needed.
commented 2018-11-23 01:38:05 -0500
The Canadian Sheeple are not going to take this lying down. They will be shuffling their feet in the prison yard.

Here’s an old joke from the Soviet Union that resonates with the Canuckistani Sheeple:

One day all the citizens of town were called to the town square. When they all arrived – on time- they were told that they were all to be hung the next day and that they should return to the square at precisely 11 AM for their executions to begin.

From out of the crowd a hand shot up. The commisar acknowledged the comrade and asked what he wanted. “Just a quick question, comrade commissar. Do we have to bring our own rope?”
commented 2018-11-23 00:16:41 -0500
Are all Canadian’s sheep?
commented 2018-11-23 00:11:55 -0500
commented 2018-11-22 20:26:56 -0500
This is part and parcel of the leftist dismantling of Western culture and identity along with all the renaming of buildings, parks, streets and bridges for the lastest leftist non-entity.
commented 2018-11-22 20:24:49 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 1 hour ago
It’s not a beloved symbol, unless you’re resisting change for the sake of resisting change. Both MB and ON’s need updating.
Tradition and identity be damned. Even Canada’s flag is so…so…1965 Perhaps another update is in order. Let’s see… Perhaps a red crescent piercing a maple leaf.
commented 2018-11-22 19:19:22 -0500
I’m expecting some lunatic in Alberta will want to redo the Alberta flag. These socialists are so much like Orwell’s 1984.
commented 2018-11-22 19:05:27 -0500
BC’s flag is instantly recognizable. So is Quebec’s, Saskatchewan’s, and Newfoundland’s. Those truly are recognized emblems of their province.

Ontario’s? I bet most people couldn’t tell the difference between it and Manitoba’s, even close up. Its boringness is probably one reason why Ontario’s provincial flag is flown so rarely relative to those in other provinces. It’s not a beloved symbol, unless you’re resisting change for the sake of resisting change. Both MB and ON’s need updating.
commented 2018-11-22 18:31:30 -0500
10 year old NDP Singh said we should dump any connection to England.
I’ve never seen a man wear so many colourful turbans. Pink yesterday.
Hepburn is probably riding on Singh’s turban tails on this story.
commented 2018-11-22 17:27:26 -0500
Breaking News. Off Topic.
President Trump has ordered the use of lethal force to stop Migrants at Mexican Boarders.

Source Red Sky News. 8.15 GMT. 22nd Nov 2018
commented 2018-11-22 16:12:40 -0500
The real question is why do Ontarians still read the Toronto Red Star?
commented 2018-11-22 16:02:00 -0500
Foreign Investment coming into Canada is at a 60 year low, and Investment by Canadians and their brokers is not staying here, it is being invested in other countries.

It’s amazing that the Toronto Star thinks that the Ontario Flag and running out of weed are our biggest problems.
No wonder Trudeau has to to give them a subsidy.
commented 2018-11-22 15:00:00 -0500
What do these socialists want instead,to fly the Isis flag over Ontario,it’s time some of these nut jobs should be taken out behind the wood shed and have some sense beat into them!!
commented 2018-11-22 14:45:46 -0500
These progressives are recessives.
Conservatives maintain what works.
commented 2018-11-22 14:33:16 -0500
Leftist slime out and about trying to make themselves relevant. How incredibly stupid they are just seems not to matter.
commented 2018-11-22 14:02:47 -0500
150 years is all set to be deposited into the garbage pails of history.

Trudeau is engineering his next term in office, buying the MSM and the Unions. He plays dirty and the only way to stop him is to play dirty….Too.