Thursday, April 01, 2010

Feeling Blue

After the flack they got for the O Canada name-change stunt, I'm surprised they'd try this. But, then again, knowing this government's rabid partisanship, nothing should surprise us anymore:

Tories Propose Changes to Flag

OTTAWA — The Conservative Party is set to introduce highly controversial legislation later today that would change the colour of the Canadian flag from red to blue, the Canadian Press has learned. Conservatives say changing the colour of the flag from red to blue would allow the flag to better represent Canada's motto "from sea to sea", but critics are calling it a cynical attempt to fuse Conservative colours into the Canadian identity.

"I think Canadians, when they sit down at their kitchen tables and discuss this, will be horrified" said NDP leader Jack Layton.

Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe was ambivalent about the proposal, raising the possibility that the motion could pass with Bloc support: "Red, blue, purple, pink swastikas - we don't care."

Michael Ignatieff refused comment, saying he would take time to review the design before passing judgement.

The current flag was adopted in 1964 after heated debate in the House of Commons, over the fierce objections of opposition leader John Diefenbaker. Several designs, many of them including blue, were considered before the current design was selected.



  • April fools - right?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:22 a.m.  

  • Happy April 1st to you too, CG.

    By Anonymous john g, at 8:52 a.m.  

  • Happy April fools day everyone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:52 a.m.  

  • Here stands the dumbest April fool's joke ever!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:09 a.m.  

  • Obviously April fools...

    By Blogger Justin, at 9:23 a.m.  

  • Not too dumb a joke..I dreamed of that once ..then thought..Harper may want to do that..but a backlash he will meet.
    Happy Fools day..I hope

    By Anonymous Cari, at 9:31 a.m.  

  • Kinsella's April Fools joke was more creative, but still a good one CG.

    For the record, yes one of Pearson's flags featured 3 red maple leaves (connected by their petioles) on a white background with two blue borders (representing the Atlantic and Pacific).

    This was dismissed as our flag's colours would have been red, white & blue ...does that combination sound familiar to anyone elses?

    Too bad as I thought it looked sharp, but I've grown rather fond of the final choice.

    By Blogger Tof KW, at 10:06 a.m.  

  • I laughed about this for a few good minutes, at my kitchen table.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:11 a.m.  

  • Kinsella deserves props for his, considering the rumours about him which have been circulating.

    Jedrases was a bit tired and overdone.

    I liked this. It's almost plausible given this gov.

    By Anonymous PlayBall, at 11:17 a.m.  

  • It's sad that that one took me a second.

    By Blogger The Fwanksta, at 1:12 p.m.  

  • "This was dismissed as our flag's colours would have been red, white & blue ...does that combination sound familiar to anyone elses?"

    Hmmm...UK? France? Australia? New Zealand? Norway? Oh...I guess you're referring to the US flag. I sincerely hope we didn't choose our current colours out of a petty desire not to have the same colours as the US.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:46 p.m.  

  • Although there would have been blue in the flag, it was not the same colour as in the American flag.

    By Blogger Paul, at 3:09 p.m.  

  • You're the best, man.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 12:20 p.m.  

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