I don't get it. Today, at the opening of Parliament, Michaelle Jean arrived to the front of the Centre Block, where both our Flag and also the "Canadian Unity Flag" were flying.
This makes no sense. First, it's not an official flag, and has no place whatsoever at the opening of Parliament.
Second, it incorporates a design specifically rejected during the flag debates, that the flag should suggest that there are two peoples of Canada - the French and the English.
Mike suggested that maybe Jean asked for it - but if she's so keen on "briser les solitudes," why would she fly a flag that highlights them?
I don't like it. It smacks too much to me of eroding ancient traditions through folsky populism.