The Red Ensign (often "Canadian Red Ensign") was the recognized flag of Canada until 1965 when it was replaced by the maple leaf design. Based on the ensign flown by British merchant ships, the Canadian Red Ensign is a red flag with a Union Jack in the upper corner next to the staff and the Canadian coat of arms in the fly. The Red Ensign, bearing the appropriate coats of arms, is now the official flag of Ontario and Manitoba.
See also EMBLEMS OF CANADA; FLAG.
The Red Ensign was the recognized flag of Canada until 1965 when it was replaced by the maple leaf design.
JOHN ROBERT COLOMBO
Links to Other Sites
Symbols of Canada
An illustrated guide to national and provincial symbols of Canada, our national anthem, national and provincial holidays, and more. Click on "Historical Flags of Canada" and then "Posters of Historical Flags of Canada" for additional images. From the Canadian Heritage website.
The Flags of Canada
View a collection of various flags associated with Canada throughout its history. From "Historical Flags of Our Ancestors."