CBC News – NB – Review Anglo Society flag motion: language chief

CBC News – New Brunswick – Review Anglo Society flag motion: language chief.

This has to be one of the most overhyped stories of the month. It would be common practice for the City of Bathurst to fly this flag. I firmly believe that every group or person has the freedom to speak their thoughts. Just as much as it is everybody elses to consider to merits, then decide if it should be accepted or driven out-of-town with pitch-forks. In this case I think the City of Bathurst is committing censorship but the few deciding without the Anglo-Society having a chance to give the Anglo-Society their moment on the soap box.

Personally from the time I was in Fredericton I think the Anglo-Society should be driven out with pitch-forks but everyone should be given a chance to hear their points.

7 Replies to “CBC News – NB – Review Anglo Society flag motion: language chief”

  1. Yes indeed everybody or group should have the freedom to speak their thoughts, but it doesn't mean you can fly your flag anywhere you want at anytime you want. Especially if it's not an official flag.

    1. True, but by what criteria does something become an official flag? The Acadian banner for example is not considered a historical flag. Considering it is a modification of the post-revolutionary French flag and Acadia was not related to france at the time of the revolution, it was apponted as a flag by an association and not a legal body.

      In this case the Scouts Canada, Girl Guides, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Canadian Cancer Society, etc… would not be considered an official flag. The Anglo-Society had came up with its flag the same way as these organizations.

  2. You can't compare the acadian flag to scouts, ASNB, big brothers etc.. banners..

    The first Acadian flag was designed in 1883 by Father Marcel-François Richard and Miss Marie Babineau sewed the first flag (the yellow star on the red, white & blue flag), which is conserved at the Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton, in Moncton, New Brunswick.

    A few years ago, the Acadian Flag was officially recognized and proclaimed a National Flag, by the then Canadian Lieutenant-Governor Leger.

    Sources:

    The Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada:
    http://archive.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp

    Can you please show me the history of the ASNB banner.

    1. You have a good point about the comparison of the Acadian flag. I'm not sure how the Anglo-Society doveloped its flag, but I'm sure some of the flags flown by municipalities around the province were created in a similar manner and not approved by the herald athority. The point is how do you draw the line and be of equal fairness to other social societies.

  3. "how do you draw the line and be of equal fairness to other social societies"

    Any organization/society might respect itself and the relevant authority enough to apply for a grant of arms? Possibly this is where the line is drawn?