In 1965, then Premier John Robarts proposed that Ontario would have its own flag and that it would be a Red Ensign like the previous Canadian flag. He felt the Ensign was an important symbol that reflected Ontario's British heritage and the sacrifices made by Canadian troops under the Red Ensign.
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Also called the Fleurdelisé, the flag of Quebec was adopted for the province by the government of Quebec, during the administration of Maurice Duplessis. It was the first provincial flag officially adopted in Canada, first shown on January 21, 1948
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Created in 1858 and dating back before Confederation, the Flag of Nova Scotia is a banner of the coat of arms of Nova Scotia, which were granted to the Scottish colony by Charles I, in 1625.
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Modelled after New Brunswick's coat of arms, a gold lion on the red field across the top one-third of the flag represents New Brunswick's ties to both the Brunswick region in Germany and (the arms of) the Monarch of Canada.
The winner of the contest was Robert Bessant from Margaret, Manitoba.
Similar to Ontario, the Provincial Flag of Manitoba has its shield of the coat of arms of Manitoba charged in the fly.
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The flag of British Columbia is based upon the shield of the provincial arms of British Columbia and with a setting sun below, representing the province's location at the western end of Canada.
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Prince Edward Island
The flag of Prince Edward Island contains a gold Heraldic Lion which also appeared on the Coat of Arms for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (for whom the Province was named) and on that of King Edward VII, who granted the Bearings.
The upper green half of the flag represents the northern Saskatchewan forest lands, while the gold lower half symbolizes the southern, prairie wheat-fields, the winning entry was designed by Anthony Drake of Hodgeville, Saskatchewan.
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The flag of Alberta features a shield of arms in the centre of a royal ultramarine blue background, also referred to as "Alberta blue".
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The flag of Newfoundland and Labrador was designed by Newfoundland artist Christopher Pratt and flown for the first time on Discovery Day; June 24, 1980.
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With a competition sponsored by the Whitehorse branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, there were a total of 137 submissions with the winning design coming from Yukon College graduate Lynn Lambert. The the winning design adopted on March 1, 1968.
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The flag of Nunavut was proclaimed on 1 April 1999, along with the territory of Nunavut in Canada. It features a red inuksuk—an Inuit land marker—and a blue star, which represents the Niqirtsuituq, the North Star.