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.
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.