Mistaken identity: Ottawa says British flag symbolizes world body

March 14, 2016–Toronto     Today is Commonwealth Day, highlighting an organization which has grown from days of empire to a group made up mostly of republics. Across Canada, the official nod to the day is to fly a flag — not the Commonwealth flag, the British flag. The federal government requires the Union Jack flown at […]

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Gentlemen and Players

Australia’s deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, has launched a new push for a republic, saying the 80-year-old Bodyline cricket scandal had shown that the British could be ruthless, self-serving and mean-spirited. The Australian newspaper reported that an article written to coincide with Australia Day, which celebrates the arrival of the British settlers at Sydney in […]

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