Red Ensign

 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.