For the past few years I take the 2-block walk to view the Toronto Labour Day, monitering it for flag protocol violations. Sadly there are violations every year, especially the unions with Canadian/U.S. affiliation. I have no problem with the display of the Stars & Strippers, but I do have a problem with it FRONT&CENTRE, with the Maple Leaf relegated to the sidelines.
This year's parade had a new spectacle from the End Israeli Apartheid cell. They proudly displayed 12 of their flags. One of the group came over to hand me a leaflet, so I asked where the Canadian flag was, a single Canadian flag. He shrugged. So I added, "well I guess they aren't Canadians." He emphasized that they were. I said they weren't because there is not the slightest indication that they are Canadians. (Won't catch a Muslim slugging back a Molson) The man gestured down Queen West and said he didn't see any Canadian flags with the other groups, so my complaint had no merit.
His observation was correct. In the entire parade the Canadian flag was hardly held aloft by any union organization. I wish I had counted the number exactly so that I could compare it to the 12 Palestinian flags being proudly waved. What a pathetic display of disrespect for Canada.
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