Flag protocol in Canada
The National flag of Canada is a symbol of honor and dignity for all Canadians and therefore it should be treated with utmost respect under all circumstances. The Canadian Heritage Department provides certain protocol for flying the National flag of Canada. Some of these protocols are:
The National flag of Canada must always be hoisted on its own mast. According to flag protocol, it is considered inappropriate to fly two or more flags on the same mast.
The national flag ought not to be used as a cover for any purposes such as table cloth or seat cover.
The national flag should not be disfigured by any writing or images.
On occasions when the national flag is hoisted or paraded, the people present should face the flag.
It must be noted that the flag rules applied by the federal government are not obligatory for any individuals or organizations.