National Flag of Canada - Colour Specifications
- The National Flag of Canada
- Proportions and Description of the flag
- Birth of the Canadian flag
- The Making of the Canadian flag
- First "Canadian flags"
- Elements of the flag
- You were asking...
- Ceremonial Dress Flag
- Dipping the flag
- National Flag of Canada - Colour Specifications
- Pledge to the Canadian flag
- Half-masting of flags
- The Royal Union flag
- Commercial use of the flag
- Flag Etiquette in Canada
- Folding the National Flag of Canada
The following information on specifications for the National Flag has been provided by the Canadian General Standards Board :
National Standards of Canada for the Flag of Canada
The Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) is responsible for maintaining the three National Standards of Canada for the Flag of Canada standards namely:
CAN/CGSB-98.1-2011, National Flag of Canada (Outdoor Use);
CAN/CGSB-98.2-2011, National Flag of Canada (Indoor Use); and
CAN/CGSB-98.3-M91 (Reaffirmed 2012), National Flag of Canada (One-Event Only Use).
These standards apply to the design, colour, material and performance requirements for their intended use as stipulated in the National Flag of Canada Manufacturing Standards Act: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-9/. For example, both the outdoor and indoor use flag standards address your questions such that they provide requirements for grommets, fabric, and construction requirements for stitching. The National Flag of Canada standards are maintained by CGSB technical committees of volunteers representing producer, user and general interest organizations. These committees strive to improve the National Flag of Canada standards at each periodic review by considering the technological advances in the production of materials and dyes used in the manufacture of flags.
The standards can be purchased from any of CGSB’s resellers at: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ongc-cgsb/boutique-store-eng.html
An article about the National Flag and the standards can be seen at: http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ongc-cgsb/2014-06-25-00-eng.html
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