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March 12, 2010

Death of Ontario Provincial Police Constable Vu Pham

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in all federal ridings within the Southwestern Region of Ontario will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 12, 2010, the day of the funeral of Constable Vu Pham, who was killed while on duty.

(Posted March 11, 2010)

March 9, 2010

Death of Peel Regional Police Constable Artem (James) Ochakovsky

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the region of Peel, Ontario and surrounding area will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the day of the funeral of Constable Artem (James) Ochakovsky, who died from injuries sustained during a traffic accident.

(Posted March 8, 2010)

February 17, 2010

Death of Mr. Joseph H. Casey, former Deputy Speaker and former Member of the Legislature for Digby and Digby-Annapolis, Nova Scotia

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the region of Digby-Annapolis (Nova Scotia) will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Saturday, February 20, 2010, the day of the funeral of Mr. Joseph H. Casey.

Please consult the following website for more information: www.gov.ns.ca/news/details.asp?id=20100217008

(Posted February 18, 2010)

February 12, 2010

Death of the Georgian Luger Nodar Kumaritashvili

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 16), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of British Columbia, including those at Olympic venues, will be flown at half-mast from receipt of this notice until midnight, Saturday, February 13, 2010, to mark the passing of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili.

(Posted February 12, 2010)

February 12, 2010

Death of the Honourable William Heward Grafftey, P.C., Q.C., B.A., B.C.L., former Minister of State and Member of the Queen’s Privy Council

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 7), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Montréal, Quebec, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Friday, February 19, 2010, the day of the funeral of the Honourable William Heward Grafftey.

Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, February 19, 2010, the day of the funeral of the Honourable William Heward Grafftey.

*Biography of the Honourable William Heward Grafftey

(Posted on February 12, 2010 and updated on Februay 17, 2010)

February 5, 2010

Death of Volunteer Firefighter Gary Kendall

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Sarnia and surrounding area will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, February 5, 2010, the day of the funeral of Volunteer Firefighter Gary Kendall, who died from injuries sustained during training exercises.

(Posted on February 5, 2010)

February 3, 2010

Death of Mr. Keith Norton, former Member of the Ontario Legislature for Kingston and the Islands, and former member of the provincial cabinet

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Kingston and the Islands, Ontario, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, the day of the funeral for Mr. Keith Norton, former member of the provincial cabinet and former member of the Legislature.

Website of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

(Posted on February 3, 2010 and updated on February 9, 2010)

January 27, 2010

Death of RCMP Chief Superintendant Douglas Coates in Haiti

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 16), flags on Sussex Drive, at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., today, Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the day of the funeral of Chief Superintendant Douglas Coates.

(Posted on January 27, 2010)

January 25, 2010

Death of the Honourable Serge Marcil, P.C., B.Ed., M.Ed. (former member of the House of Commons for Beauharnois-Salaberry, Quebec) in Haiti

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 7), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the municipality of Saint-Anicet, Quebec, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Saturday, January 30, 2010, the day of the funeral of the Honourable Serge Marcil, P.C., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 30, 2010, the day of the funeral of the Honourable Serge Marcil, P.C., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Biography of the Honourable Serge Marcil, P.C., B.Ed., M.Ed.:

http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=25bee0c5-ef83-4f53-b399-d3cee67a5737&Language=E&MenuID=Lists.Members.aspx

(Posted on January 25, 2010 and updated on January 28, 2010)

January 25, 2010

Earthquakes in Haiti

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 16), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast on Monday, January 25, 2010 from sunrise until sunset to honour the memory of the victims of the earthquakes in Haiti.

(Posted on January 24, 2010)

January 21, 2010

Deaths of Guillaume Siemienski and Hélène Rivard, of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Haiti

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), flags on the Place du Centre building in the city of Gatineau, Quebec, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on January 21, 2010, to mark the deaths of fellow employees Guillaume Siemienski and Hélène Rivard in Haiti.

Please visit the following website for further information:http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/ACDI-CIDA.nsf/eng/FRA-115233448-7DU

(Posted on January 21, 2010)

January 15, 2010

Death of RCMP Sergeant Mark Gallagher in Haiti

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), flags on all Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) buildings and establishments across Canada will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on the day of the funeral of Sergeant Mark Gallagher.

(Posted January 15, 2010)

January 8, 2010

Death of Mr. Garnet Brown, former Member of the Legislature for Halifax-Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia from 1969 to 1978 and former member of provincial Cabinet

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the region of Eastern Shore (Nova Scotia) will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the day of the funeral for Mr. Garnet Brown, former member of provincial Cabinet and former member of the Legislature for Halifax-Eastern Shore.

**Please consult the following web site for more information:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9014733.html

(Posted January 11, 2010)

December 30, 2009

Death of four soldiers in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the deaths of these members of the Canadian Forces: Sergeant George Miok, Sergeant Kirk Taylor, Corporal Zachery McCormack, and Private Garrett William Chidley, on December 30, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence (DND).

(Posted on December 31, 2009 and updated on January 4, 2010)

December 30, 2009

Death of Constable Erik Czapnik

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments with the exception of the Peace Tower in the City of Ottawa, Ontario, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, January 7, 2010 the day of the funeral of Constable Erik Czapnik.

(Posted on December 30, 2009)

December 23, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of Lieutenant Andrew Richard Nuttall of the Canadian Forces, on December 23, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on December 24, 2009)

December 6, 2009

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, December 6, 2009, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

(Posted on December 2, 2009)

November 11 , 2009

Remembrance Day

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009. When half-masting occurs at the National War Memorial in Ottawa or at another place where remembrance is being observed, the half-masting can occur at 11:00 a.m. (or according to the prescribed order of service) until sunset.

(Posted on November 5, 2009)

October 6, 2009

Death of Harvey Veniot, former Member of the Legislature of Pictou West, Nova Scotia

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Pictou West, Nova Scotia, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, the day of the funeral for Mr. Harvey Veniot.

Please consult the following website for more information:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2009/10/04/ns-harvey-veniot.html

(Posted on October 6, 2009)

September 27, 2009

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 27, 2009, to commemorate the Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day.

September 13, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of Private Patrick Lormand of the Canadian Forces, on September 13, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on September 15, 2009)

September 6, 2009

Death of two soldiers in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the deaths of Corporal Jean-François Drouin and Major Yannick Pépin of the Canadian Forces, on September 6, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on September 10, 2009)

August 6, 2009

Death of the Honourable Stanley Haidasz, P.C., M.D.

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Toronto, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Monday, August 10, 2009, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Stanley Haidasz.

Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Monday, August 10, 2009, the day of the funeral.

(Posted on August 7, 2009)

August 1, 2009

Death of two soldiers in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the deaths of Sapper Matthieu Allard and Corporal Christian Bobbitt of the Canadian Forces, on August 1, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on August 4, 2009)

July 16, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of Private Sébastien Courcy of the Canadian Forces, on July 16, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on July 17, 2009)

July 10, 2009

Death of Ontario Provincial Police Constable Alan Hack

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of London and in the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 10, 2009, the day of the funeral for the late Constable Alan Hack, killed in the line of duty on Monday, July 6, 2009.

(Posted on July 9, 2009)

July 6, 2009

Death of two soldiers in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the deaths of Master Coporal Pat Audet and Corporal Martin Joanette of the Canadian Forces, on July 6, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on July 8, 2009)

July 4, 2009

Death of a soldier

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of Master-Corporal Charles-Philippe Michaud of the Canadian Forces, on July 4, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on July 6, 2009, revised on July 8, 2009)

July 3, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of Corporal Nick Bulger of the Canadian Forces, on July 3, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on July 8, 2009)

July 1, 2009

Suspension of Half-Masting for the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., O.N.B., C.D. on Canada Day, July 1, 2009

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at full mast from sunrise on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 (Canada Day) to sunrise on Thursday, July 2, 2009.

Flags will return to half-mast on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including on the Peace Tower in Ottawa at sunrise on Thursday, July 2, 2009 and will remain so until sunset on Friday, July 3, 2009, the day of the funeral in honour of the late Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc.

(Posted on June 30, 2009)

June 24, 2009

Death of the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc, P.C., C.C., C.M.M., O.N.B., C.D.

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Friday, July 3, 2009, the day of the funeral in honour of the late Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc.

**Please consult the following Web site for a biography of the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc:

(Posted on June 24, 2009)

June 23, 2009

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

The Flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, to mark this day.

(Posted on June 18, 2009)

June 19, 2009

Death of Regional Councillor Tony Wong, former MPP, Markham

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Riding of Markham-Unionville will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Sunday, June 21, 2009, the day of the memorial service for the late Mr. Tony Wong.

(Posted on June 19, 2009)

June 15, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of this member of the Canadian Forces, on June 14, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on June 15, 2009)

June 8, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of this member of the Canadian Forces, on June 8, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence.

(Posted on June 9, 2009)

June 8, 2009

Death of the Honourable Sheila Finestone, P.C., B.Sc.

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Montreal, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Sheila Finestone.

Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

Biogragraphy of the Honourable Sheila Finestone

(Posted on June 9, 2009)

June 1, 2009

Memorial Service for Deceased Parliamentarians

The Flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, June 1st , 2009, to honour parliamentarians who have passed away in the last year.

(Posted on May 26, 2009)

May 26, 2009

Death of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of this member of the RCMP, on May 22, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the RCMP.

(Posted on May 26, 2009)

April 28, 2009

Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace

The Flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada will be flown at half mast from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, April 28, 2009, to mark this day.

(Posted on April 23, 2009)

April 13, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of this member of the Canadian Forces, on April 13, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence. Information on this protocol can be found at the following location: www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/meb-hm/101-eng.cfm.

(Posted on April 14, 2009)

April 9, 2009

Vimy Ridge Day

The National Flag of Canada will be flown at half-mast on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, from sunrise to sunset Thursday, April 9, 2009, to mark the national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

(Posted on April 3, 2009)

March 23, 2009

Death of the Honourable Douglas Cockburn Frith, P.C., B.Sc.Phm.

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Toronto, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Saturday, March 28, 2009, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Douglas Cockburn Frith, P.C.

Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

Biography of the Hounourable Douglas Cockburn Frith

(Posted on March 23, 2009 and revised on March 26, 2009)

March 20, 2009

Death of four soldiers in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the deaths of these four members of the Canadian Forces, on March 20, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence. Information on this protocol can be found at the following location: www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/meb-hm/101-eng.cfm.

(Posted on March 23, 2009)

March 3, 2009

Death of three soldiers in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the deaths of these three members of the Canadian Forces, on March 3, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence. Information on this protocol can be found at the following location: www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/meb-hm/101-eng.cfm.

(Posted on March 4, 2009)

March 3, 2009

Death of the Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C. (Minister of Finance and M.L.A. for Lunenburg)

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Town of Lunenburg (Nova Scotia) will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Thursday, March 5, 2009, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Michael G. Baker, Q.C.

(Posted on March 3, 2009)

March 3, 2009

Death of the Honourable Gilbert Parent, P.C., B.Sc., M.A., M.Ed., LL.D.(Honoris Causa)

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Toronto, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Friday, March 6, 2009, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Gilbert Parent.

Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 6, 2009.

Please consult the Parliament of Canada Web site for a biography of the Honourable Gilbert Parent

(Posted on March 3, 2009)

January 31, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of this member of the Canadian Forces, on January 31, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence. Information on this protocol can be found at the following location: www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/meb-hm/101-eng.cfm.
(Posted on February 2, 2009)

January 30, 2009

Death of Mrs. Helen Mamayaok Maksagak C.M., former Commissioner and former Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, as well as the first woman and first Inuk to hold the position of Commissioner of the newly created Nunavut Territory. At the time of her death, she was serving as the Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut.

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Iqaluit, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Friday, February 6, 2009.

Biography of Mrs. Maksagak

(Posted on February 2, 2009)

January 22, 2009

Death of the Honourable Stan Hagen (Former Minister of Agriculture and Lands and M.L.A. for the Comox Valley)

Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of British Columbia will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on Saturday, January 24, 2009, the day of the commemorative service of the late Honourable Stan Hagen M.L.A.

Biography of the Hon. Stan Hagen

(Posted on January 22, 2009)

January 7, 2009

Death of a soldier in Afghanistan

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14), the death of this member of the Canadian Forces, on January 7, 2009, will be marked in accordance with the protocol established by the Department of National Defence. Information on this protocol can be found at the following location: www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/meb-hm/101-eng.cfm.

(Posted January 7, 2009)

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