July 21, 2008

Ex-serviceman risks eviction by flying Canadian flag on balcony - AOL News Canada

Ex-serviceman risks eviction by flying Canadian flag on balcony - AOL News Canada

An ex-serviceman refuses to take down the Canadian flag on his balcony in a subsidized housing unit in Cardinal, Ont., even though the local housing authority is threatening to evict him.

Mark Murray, 53, served with the Royal Canadian Regiment and the Canadian Airborne Regiment in the 1970s and 1980s.

The director of community and social services, Dorothy Theobald, told CBC News Monday that her department is trying to work with Murray, but, she said, the flag can't stay.

Mark Murray flies this flag in support of troops and their families.

(Lorine's comment: My son is in the Canadian Military and knowing that there is support for our soldiers and families means a great deal to me. I hope that Mr. Murray will continue to fly our flag and that the housing unit will reverse its order to remove it)

1 comment:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Thanks Lorrine - just an FYI that here in the United States a homeowners or condominium association cannot prohibit a homeowner from flying the United States flag. The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 was signed into law July 24, 2006.