Half-masting the National Flag of Canada

The half-masting of national flags is a well-established procedure whereby countries bestow an honour and express a collective sense of sorrow. The Government of Canada determines the rules for half-masting the National Flag and posts notices for every half-masting occasion.

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National Flag of Canada half-masting notices

Find out why the National Flag of Canada is flying at half-mast on Parliament and Government of Canada buildings and establishments.

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Rules for half-masting the National Flag of Canada

Learn about the special occasions for half-masting the flag and the rules of use for these occasions.

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