Flags

Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

Lieutenant Governor Flag

History and Authority

The Flag of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador is blue with the crest or escutcheon of Newfoundland and Labrador in the fly, encircled by a wreath of ten golden maple leaves, surmounted by the Crown of St. Edward. It was adopted during the vice-regal term of office of Hon. James McGrath in 1987 to conform with similar flags adopted for the Lieutenant Governors of other Canadian provinces.

Usage and Practical Application

Flown in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor, at public buildings during official visits of the Lieutenant Governor, it takes precedence over all other flags save that of the Sovereign or the Governor General.

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The Provincial Flag

NL Flag

History and Authority

The official flag, designed by artist Christopher Pratt to be reminiscent of both a Beothuk pennant and the Union Flag, was officially adopted in the Provincial Flag Act and given Royal Assent June 6, 1980.

Usage and Practical Application

As the official flag of Newfoundland and Labrador it is flown as the provincial flag. It may be flown from all public and private buildings in the province.

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