Why are Canadian flags at half mast?

Given that such flags are recognized as paramount symbols of their nations, the act of half-masting is a dramatic visual statement that speaks to the sense of loss that is shared by all their citizens.
Canadian Heritage website

This site visualizes and lists the Canadian government's half-masting notices and the rules that are cited.

Rules cited in half-masting notices

Half-mastings by rules, April 16, 2011 to present

The rules

    Mandatory Half-Mastings:

  1. The Sovereign, the Governor General and the Prime Minister
  2. Sovereign's Family
  3. Former Prime Minister
  4. Former Governor General
  5. Chief Justice of Canada and Members of the Canadian Ministry
  6. Lieutenant Governors
  7. Privy Councillors and Senators
  8. Members of the House of Commons
  9. Accredited Heads of Mission to Canada while in Canada
  10. Half-Masting Initiated by a Province or Territory
  11. Special Days
  12. Discretionary Provisions:

  13. Foreign Heads of State or Heads of Government - Half-masting Abroad
  14. Special Circumstances in a Foreign Country
  15. Employees of the Federal Government
  16. Discretionary Authority of the Prime Minister

  17. Foreign Heads of State or Heads of Government - Half-masting in Canada
  18. Exceptional Circumstances
  19. Delegation of Authority
  20. Information from the Department of Canadian Heritage
  21. Procedures

  22. Legal Holidays
  23. Visiting Foreign Head of State or Head of Government
  24. Exceptions to Sections 19 and 20
  25. Half-Masting Notice
  26. Coming into Effect
  27. Multiple sections cited

2018

*Indicates more than one half-masting on a day

Previous years

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

DEATH OF FORMER MEMBER OF PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT JOHN SMITH.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Hamilton Mountain.

Rule cited: 13

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

When: From sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: Multiple

DEATH OF DEATH OF GEORGE H. W. BUSH, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

When: From sunrise to sunset on Wednessday, December 5, 2018, the day of the funeral.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments, including the flag on the Peace Tower.

Rule cited: 5

REMEMBRANCE DAY

When: From sunrise to sunset on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower.

Rule cited: Multiple

DEATH OF THE HONOURABLE DONALD MACDONALD, P.C., C.C.

When: From now until sunset on Friday, October 19, 2018, the day of the funeral.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Toronto, Ontario.Additional details:

Rule cited: 7

DEATH OF THE HONOURABLE DONALD MACDONALD, P.C., C.C.

When: From now until sunset on Friday, October 19, 2018, the day of the funeral.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Toronto, Ontario.Additional details:

Rule cited: 7

DEATH OF THE HONOURABLE PETER ADAMS, P.C.

When: From now until sunset on October 13, 2018.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Peterborough, Ontario.Additional details:

Rule cited: 13

POLICE AND PEACE OFFICERS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Alastair William Gillespie P.C. O.C.

When: From now until sunset on September 15, 2018.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Toronto.Additional details: As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 7).  

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Honourable Alastair William Gillespie P.C. O.C.

When: From now until sunset on September 15, 2018.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Toronto.Additional details: As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 7).  

Rule cited: 7

FIREFIGHTERS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

to mark the tragic events that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on August 10, 2018.

When: from now until sunset on August 18, 2018

Where: les drapeaux sur tous les édifices et établissements de la GRC partout au pays

Rule cited: Multiple

to mark the tragic events that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on August 10, 2018.

When: from now until sunset on August 18, 2018

Where: flags on all RCMP buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: Multiple

to mark the tragic events that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on August 10, 2018.

When: from now until sunset on August 18, 2018

Where: Flags on all RCMP buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: Multiple

to mark the tragic events that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on August 10, 2018.

When: from now until sunset on August 18, 2018

Where: Flags on all RCMP buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: Multiple

to mark the tragic events that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on August 10, 2018.

When: from now until sunset on August 18, 2018

Where: Flags on all RCMP buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: Multiple

to mark the tragic events that took place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on August 10, 2018.

When: from now until sunset on August 18, 2018

Where: Flags on all RCMP buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: Multiple

IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGIC EVENTS IN FREDERICTON, NB, ON AUGUST 10, 2018

When: From August 14 until sunset on August 18, 2018.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments throughout the province of New Brunswick.

Rule cited: 10

IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGIC EVENTS IN FREDERICTON, NB, ON AUGUST 10, 2018

When: From August 13 until sunset on the day of the funerals or the memorial services.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments throughout the province of New Brunswick.

Rule cited: 10

In memory of the victims of the tragic events that took place in Toronto, Ontario on July 22, 2018.

When: From July 24, 2018 until further notice

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Toronto, Ontario

Rule cited: 1

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORISM

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Where: Masting location(s): The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country.

Rule cited: 11

Death of Ray Frenette, former Premier of New Brunswick

When: From July 13 until sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined)

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments throughout the province of New Brunswick.

Rule cited: 1

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DECEASED PARLIAMENTARIANS

When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Where: Flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Paul Wyatt Dick

When: From May 8 until sunset on May 11, 2018, the day of the funeral of the late Paul Wyatt Dick.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Town of Arnprior, OntarioAdditional details: As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Honourable Gord Brown, P.C.

When: From May 2, 2018 until sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined) of the late Gord Brown

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Ontario

Rule cited: 8

Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace (Workers' Mourning Day)

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Victims of the tragic events that took place in Toronto, Ontario

When: From April 24, 2018 until further notice

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

National day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

When: From sunrise to sunset on April 9, 2018

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Victims of the tragic accident near Tisdale, Saskatchewan, on April 7, 2018

When: From April 9 until sunset on April 21, 2018

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Saskatchewan

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of Roger Anderson

When: From Tuesday, March 27 until sunset Thursday, March 29, 2018, the day of the funeral of Roger Anderson.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Regional Municipality of Durham (City of Pickering, City of Ajax, City of Whitby, City of Oshawa, Municipality of Clarington, Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge and Township of Brock)

Rule cited: 10

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

When: From sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

When: From November 16, 2017 until sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Toronto, OntarioAdditional details: As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

Rule cited: 7

Remembrance Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower

Rule cited: 11

Death of Constable John Davidson from the Abbotsford Police Department, British Columbia

When: From November 7 until November 8, 2017 and on the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined)

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Abbotsord as well as buildings of Public Safety Canada in British Columbia

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable John Davidson from the Abbotsford Police Department, British Columbia

When: From November 7 until November 8, 2017 and on the day of the funeral or the memorial service on Sunday, November 19, 2017

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Abbotsord as well as buildings of Public Safety Canada in British Columbia

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable P. Michael Pitfield, P.C., O.C., C.V.O.

When: From now until sunset on October 27, 2017, the day of the funeral of the memorial service of the late P. Michael Pitfield

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Montreal, QuebecAdditional details: As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

Rule cited: 7

Death of Mr. Gord Downie

When: From October 18, 2017 until sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined)

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Kingston, Ontario, from now until sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined). Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined).

Rule cited: 16

Victims of the tragic event in Las Vegas, United States

When: From October 3 until sunset on October 6, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Allan Joseph MacEachen, P.C., O.C.

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Inverness County

Rule cited: 7

Death of Constable Francis Deschênes of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

When: From September 15 until sunset on September 20, 2017, the day of the funeral

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Memramcook, Moncton and Sainte-Anne-de- Madawaska, New Brunswick and the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border

Rule cited: 10

Death of Arnold Chan M.P.

When: From September 14, 2017 until sunset on September 23, 2017, day of the funeral of the late Arnold Chan.Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on September 23, 2017, the day of the funeral.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Scarborough-Agincourt.

Rule cited: 8

Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on September 10, 2017

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Victims of the tragic events that took in the Spain and Burkina Faso

When: From August 18 until sunset on August 20, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of Dianne Marie Tompkins Brushett, M.P.

When: Until sunset on the day of the funeral on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Town of Truro, Nova Scotia

Rule cited: 10

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

When: From sunrise to sunset on Friday, June 23, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country

Rule cited: 11

Memorial Service for Deceased Parliamentarians

When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Victims of the attack in London on June 3, 2017

When: Until sunset on June 7, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of Grace M. McCarthy, O.C., O.B.C., former Deputy Premier of the Province of British Columbia

When: Until sunset on May 26, 2017 and again on the day of the funeral (date to be determined)

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Province of British Columbia

Rule cited: 10

Victims of the attack in Manchester, England on May 22 2017

When: Until sunset on May 25, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of Honourable Ronald George Atkey, P.C., Q.C.

When: Until sunset on the day of the commemorative service on May 19, 2017

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Toronto. Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset service on May 19, 2017, the day of the commemorative service of the late Ronald George Atkey.

Rule cited: 7

Workers’ Mourning Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on April 28, 2017

Where: The flags on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: 11

National day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

When: From sunrise to sunset on April 9, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable William (Bill) Rompkey, P.C.

When: From March 23 until sunset on the day of the funeral service on March 31, 2017

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Ottawa, with the exception of the Peace Tower

Rule cited: 7

Victims of the attack in London on March 22, 2017

When: From March 22 until sunset on March 25, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of the Honourable James McGrath, P.C., former Minister and former Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

When: From March 1 until sunset on the day of the funeral or commemorative service of the late James McGrath

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Rule cited: Multiple

Victims of the attack in the City of Québec on January 29, 2017

When: From January 30 until sunset February 6, 2017

Where: The flags on all federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower, with the exception of buildings and establishments in the province of Quebec

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of the Honourable Marcel Prud'homme, P.C.

When: From January 26 until sunset on the day of the funeral on February 4, 2017, of the late Marcel Prud’homme

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Ottawa, with the exception of the Peace Tower

Rule cited: 7

Victims of the attack in Istanbul, Turkey on December 31, 2016

When: January 3 to January 6, 2017

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of Honourable Warren Allmand, P.C., O.C., Q.C.

When: From December 8 until sunset on December 19, 2016, day of the funeral of the late Honourable Warren Allmand

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Montréal, Québec

Rule cited: 7

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

When: From sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Remembrance Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Jim Prentice, P.C., Q.C

When: From October 14 until sunset October 28, 2016

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Calgary

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, O.P.E.I., former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island

When: From October 6 until sunset on the day of the funeral or commemorative service (date to be confirmed) of the late Barbara A. Hagerman, former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, who passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Where: on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Prince Edward Island

Rule cited: 10

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day - September 25, 2016

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 25, 2016

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of Norman L. Kwong, CM, AOE, LLD, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

When: From now until sunset on Tuesday September 13, the day of the commemorative service of the late Norman L. Kwong, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, who passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Alberta

Rule cited: 10

Death of Honourable Mauril Bélanger, P.C., M.P.

When: From August 17 until sunset August 27, 2016 the day of the funeral for the late Honourable Mauril Bélanger, who passed away on August 16, 2016

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on August 27, 2016 the day of the funeral.

Rule cited: Multiple

To mark the tragic events that took place in Nice, France

When: From July 15 until sunset on Monday, July 18, 2016

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Victims of the Attack in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28, 2016

When: From June 30 until sunset on July 2, 2016

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 19

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

When: From sunrise to sunset on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to mark this day.

Where: The Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country.

Rule cited: 11

Death of His Worship Gerry Cormier

When: From June 20 until the day of the funeral or commemorative service, date to be confirmed, of the late Gerry Cormier

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Miramichi, New Brunswick

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honorable L. Norbert Thériault

When: From June 20 until the day of the funeral or commemorative service, date to be confirmed, of the late L. Norbert Thériault

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Baie-Saint-Anne, New Brunswick

Rule cited: 10

Death of Honourable Brian M. Joyce

When: From June 19 until sunset on July 4, 2016.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the region of Chilliwack. British Columbia

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable J. Gilles Lamontagne, P.C., O.C., C.Q., C.D.

When: Now until sunset on June 18, the day of the funeral

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Québec, Quebec

Rule cited: 7

Victims of the attack in Orlando, FL, on June 12, 2016

When: From June 13, 2016 until June 16, 2016

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of the Honourable Leonard Stephen Marchand, P.C., C.M.

When: From now until sunset on the day of the funeral or commemorative service (date to be confirmed) of the late Leonard S. Marchand

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Kamloops, British Columbia

Rule cited: 7

Memorial Service for Deceased Parliamentarians

When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 30, 2016

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable William H. Jarvis, P.C., Q.C.

When: From now until sunset on May 12, 2016, day of the commemorative service of the late William H. Jarvis, who passed away on April 27, 2016

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Cornwall, Ontario

Rule cited: 7

Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace (Workers' Mourning Day)

When: Sunrise to sunset on Thursday, April 28, 2016

Where: The Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: 11

Death of Constable Sarah Beckett of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

When: From sunrise until sunset on April 12, 2016 the day of the funeral of the late Constable Sarah Beckett

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Province of British Columbia

Rule cited: 10

Vimy Ridge Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on April 9, 2016

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of Honourable Jean-Charles (Jean) Lapierre, P.C.

When: From March 30, 2016 until sunset on April 8, 2016, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Jean-Charles (Jean) Lapierre.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Montréal, and les Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec

Rule cited: 7

In memory of the victims of the attack in Lahore, Pakistan on March 27, 2016

When: From March 28 until sunset on March 31, 2016

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of Jim Hillyer, M.P.

When: From March 23, 2016 until sunset on the day of the funeral or memorial service on April 1, 2016 for the late Jim Hillyer.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta

Rule cited: 8

In memory of the victims of the tragedy in Belgium on March 22, 2016

When: From March 22 until sunset March 25, 2016

Where: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 16

Death of Donald Ross Getty, O.C., A.O.E., former Premier of the Province of Alberta

When: From February 26, 2016 until sunset, March 5, 2016, the day of the funeral of the late Donald Ross Getty, former Premier of Alberta

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Alberta

Rule cited: 10

Death of Stuart Milton Hodgson, O.C.

When: From sunrise until sunset, Friday February 19, the day of the memorial service for Stuart Milton Hodgson, former Commissioner of the Northwest Territories

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Northwest Territories

Rule cited: 7

Death of William Richards (Bill) Bennett, P.C., O.B.C, former Premier of British Columbia

When: January 31, 2016 from sunrise to sunset, the day of the commemorative service of the late Bill Bennett, former Premier of British Columbia

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of British Columbia as well as the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of the Honourable Robert Coates, P.C., Q.C.

When: From now until sunset the day of the funeral or memorial service (date to be confirmed)

Where: in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rule cited: 7

Death of John Harvard, P.C., O.M., former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

When: From January 9, 2016 until sunset on January 25, 2016, day of the commemorative service of the late John Harvard, former Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Furthermore, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from sunrise on January 25, 2016, the day of the commemorative service.

Rule cited: 7

Death of Howard Pawley, P.C., O.C., O.M., former Premier of Manitoba

When: From now until sunset on Saturday, January 9, 2016. the day of the commemorative service of the late Howard Pawley, former Premier of Manitoba

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Manitoba and in the City of Windsor, Ontario. Furthermore, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, January 9, 2016, the day of the commemorative service.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Howard Pawley, P.C., O.C., O.M., former Premier of Manitoba

When: From now until sunset on Saturday, January 9, 2016. the day of the commemorative service of the late Howard Pawley, former Premier of Manitoba

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Manitoba and in the City of Windsor, Ontario. Furthermore, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, January 9, 2016, the day of the commemorative service.

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable Russell Mackay

When: From December 23, 2015 until sunset on Thursday, December 24, 2015

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Chilliwack, Surrey and Abbotsford Region, will also be flown at half-mast on the day of the funeral or memorial service.

Rule cited: 10

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of Manmeet Bhullar, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

When: From November 24 until Sunday, November 29, 2015, the day of the commemorative service of the late Manmeet Bhullar.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Alberta

Rule cited: 10

To mark the tragic events that took place in Paris, France

When: The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be at half-mast until sunset on Monday, November 16, 2015.

Where: The Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 10

Remembrance Day - November 11, 2015

When: From sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower.

Rule cited: 11

Anniversary of the death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, members of the Canadian Armed Forces

When: From sunrise to sunset on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 16

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day - September 27, 2015

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of Private Samuel Lavoie Nadeau

When: From sunrise until sunset, August 14, 2015, day of the funeral of the late Samuel Lavoie Nadeau, who died on August 10, 2015

Where: All Government of Canada building and establishments in Dieppe, New Brunswick

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable Flora Isabel MacDonald

When: From July 27 until sunset, Sunday, August 2, 2015, on the day of the memorial service of the late Honourable Flora Isabel MacDonald, P.C., C.C., O.Ont., O.N.S., who died on July 26, 2015.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Ottawa, Ontario, excluding the Peace Tower. Furthermore, the flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Ottawa, Ontario, as well as the flag on the Peace Tower, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, August 2, 2015, on the day of the memorial service.

Rule cited: 7

Death of correctional officer Kirby Tott

When: From July 27, 2015, until sunset on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 of Kirby Tott who passed away on July 25, 2015.

Where: All Correctional Service of Canada buildings in British Columbia

Rule cited: 10

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

When: From sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, to mark this day.

Where: The Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country

Rule cited: 11

Death of Constable Daniel Woodall, Edmonton Police Service

When: From June 9, 2015, until sunset, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in honour of the late Constable Daniel Woodall, who passed away June 8, 2015.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Edmonton, Alberta

Rule cited: 10

Anniversary of the June 2014 shootings in New Brunswick

When: Sunrise to sunset on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of New-Brunswick

Rule cited: 10

Memorial Service for Deceased Parliamentarians

When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of Mr. Jacques Parizeau, Former Premier of Quebec

When: From June 1, 2015 until sunset on the day of the funeral, June 9, 2015.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Quebec

Rule cited: 10

Death of Mr. George Braden, Former Government Leader of the Northwest Territories

When: From May 27, 2015 until the morning of May 28, 2015, to mark the passing of the late Mr. George Braden. Also, the flags will be flown at half-mast from on the date of the funeral (date to be confirmed).

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Northwest Territories

Rule cited: 10

Workers' Mourning Day

When: Sunrise to sunset on Tuesday April 28, 2015

Where: The Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Christine Stewart

When: From April 26, 2015 until sunset on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Town of Cobourg, Ontario as well as on the Peace Tower in Ottawa. Furthermore, the flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Town of Cobourg, Ontario, as well as the flag on the Peace Tower, in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, May 23, 2015, the day of the memorial service for late the Honourable Christine Stewart, P.C.

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Honourable Alasdair Bernard Graham

When: From April 25, 2015 until sunset on Monday, April 27, the day of the funeral of the late The Honourable Alasdair Bernard Graham

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Halifax in Nova-Scotia. The flag will also be at half-mast on the Peace Tower in Ottawa from sunrise until sunset on Monday, April 27, day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin

When: From April 24, 2015 until sunset, Thursday, April 30, 2015 day of the funeral of the late Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Montréal as well as on the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: Multiple

National day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

When: Sunrise to sunset on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of Sergeant Andrew Doiron, member of the Canadian Armed Forces

When: From now until sunset, Saturday, March 14, 2015, day of the funeral or memorial service.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in New-Brunswick

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable David Matthew Wynn

When: From January 21, 2015 until sunset, Monday, January 26, 2015, day of the funeral.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the town of St. Albert, Alberta.

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable Mr. Gilbert Finn, O.C.

When: From January 8 until sunset January 12, 2015, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Gilbert Finn.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in New Brunswick

Rule cited: 10

Death of Eric Cunningham, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

When: From sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the day of the funeral of the late Eric Cunningham.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the provincial riding of Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Mr. Jean Béliveau

When: From now until Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the day of the funeral of the late Jean Béliveau

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Québec

Rule cited: 10

Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 6, 2014

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Remembrance Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower.

Rule cited: 11

Death of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces

When: From October 22, 2014 until further notice.

Where: The flag on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments, in the Northwest Territories, will be flown at half-mast.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, members of the Canadian Armed Forces

When: October 22, 2014, until further notice, to commemorate the tragic events that occurred in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on October 20, 2014, and Ottawa, Ontario, on October 22, 2014.

Where: The Flag on all Federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower, will be flown at half-mast.

Rule cited: 16

Death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, member of the Canadian Armed Forces

When: From October 22, 2014, until sunset on Saturday, November 1, 2014, day of the funeral of the late Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.

Where: The Flag on all Federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower.

Rule cited: 16

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day - September 28, 2014

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 28, 2014

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Marcel Masse, P.C., O.Q., Former Minister

When: From now until sunset the day of the funeral, Monday, September 1, 2014

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Saint-Donat de Montcalm, Quebec. Further, the flag will be flown at half-mast on the Peace Tower from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service.

Rule cited: 7

Death of Richard T. A. Low, Judge of the Court of Appeal, Province of British Columbia

When: From sunrise August 18 until sunset on the day of the funeral.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the greater Vancouver region in British Columbia.

Rule cited: 10

Death of George McCague, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Dufferin-Simcoe, Ontario

When: From July 15 until sunset on July 23, 2014, day of the funeral.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Simcoe-Grey, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

When: From sunrise to sunset on Monday, June 23, 2014

Where: Peace Tower and on all Government Canada buildings and establishments across the country

Rule cited: 11

Death of three members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Moncton, New Brunswick

When: From June 5 until sunset Tuesday June 10, 2014, day of the funeral.

Where: On the Peace Tower (section 16), on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan (section 10), and on all of Public Safety Portfolio buildings and establishments in Canada (section 14) from June 5 until sunset, Tuesday June 10, 2014, the day of the funeral.

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of the Lieutenant Colonel Daniel R. Bobbitt, C.D.

When: From sunrise until sunset on Wednesday May 28, 2014, day of the funeral of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel R. Bobbitt, who died while on duty on May 21, 2014.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Petawawa and in the provincial riding of Ottawa - Vanier, in Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable Joseph Prevett, Thunder Bay Police Service

When: From sunrise until sunset on May 15, 2014, day of the funeral of Constable Joseph Prevett who passed away on May 7, 2014.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Workers' Mourning Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Monday, April 28, 2014

Where: The flags on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada.

Rule cited: 11

Death of The Right Honourable Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray, P.C., C.C., Q.C.

When: From April 22 until sunset Friday April 25, 2014, day of the funeral of the late Right Honourable Herbert Eser (Herb) Gray.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, excluding the Peace Tower. Further, flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Windsor, Ontario *(Section 10), as well as on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on April 25, 2014, day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 7

Death of The Honourable James Michael (Jim) Flaherty P.C., M.P., and former Minister

When: From April 10 until sunset on April 16, the day of the State Funeral of the late Honourable James Michael (Jim) Flaherty.

Where: On all federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower.

Rule cited: Multiple

Vimy Ridge Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Victims and families affected by the fire in L'Isle-Verte

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the administrative region of the Lower St. Lawrence, Quebec.

Rule cited: 10

Death of His Excellency Mr. Nelson Mandela, O.M.P., O.M., C.C., A.C., C.S.G., Q.C., former President of the Republic of South Africa

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, December 15, 2013, the day of the funeral.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 16

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

When: From sunrise to sunset on Friday, December 6, 2013.

Where: 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 Friday, December 6, 2013, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Rule cited: 11

Death of Gary L. Leadston on December 2, 2013.

When: From sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 5, 2013, day of the funeral.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga, Ontario, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 5, 2013, day of the funeral of Mr. Gary L. Leadston, who passed away on December 2, 2013.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable Michael Pegg of the York Regional Police.

When: From December 3, 2013 until sunset on Friday, December 6, 2013, day of the funeral of Constable Michael Pegg.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Regional Municipality of York in Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable John Zivcic

When: From December 2, 2013 until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013, day of the memorial service, and on December 12, 2013, day of the private memorial service.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Toronto, Ontario, from December 2 to December 9, 2013. In addition, the flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Welland, Ontario, on December 12, 2013, day of the private memorial service.

Rule cited: 10

Remembrance Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Monday, November 11, 2013

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower

Rule cited: 11

Death of The Honourable Darrell O'Byrne

When: From November 8, 2013 until sunset on Saturday, November 9, 2013, the day of the funeral.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Northern Region of British Columbia.

Rule cited: 10

Death of The Honourable Paul Desmarais, P.C., C.C., O.Q.

When: From October 8, 2013 until sunset on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, and December 3, 2013

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Charlevoix East Regional County Municipality, Quebec, from October 8 to October 16, 2013. In addition, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be half-masted from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, day of the memorial service.

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of the Honourable Fred Mifflin, P.C., C.D.

When: From October 7, 2013 until sunset on Friday, October 11, 2013, day of the funeral

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Ottawa, except on the Peace Tower. In addition, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be half-masted from sunrise to sunset, Friday, October 11, 2013, day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 11

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day - September 29, 2013.

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 29, 2013.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Victims of the OC Transpo Bus / Via Rail Train collision, in Ottawa

When: From September 24 until October 2.

Where: The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Ottawa, except on the Peace Tower, as well as the flags on all four buildings at the Place du Portage Complexe (Portage 1 to 4) and at Library and Archives Canada, 550 Place de la Cité, Gatineau.

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of Ms. AnneMarie Desloges, employee of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

When: From September 22 until sunset Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Where: The flags on all buildings and establishments across Canada, of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, as well as the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Rule cited: 14

Death of Mr. Marc Thibault, Mr. Daniel Dubé and Dr. Klaus Hochheim

When: From September 11 until September 23.

Where: Flags at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' building at 200 Kent Street, Ottawa, as well as all Canadian Coast Guard installations should be returned to full mast, at sunset, September 23, 2013.

Rule cited: 14

Death of The Honourable David Alexander Colville, P.C., C.C., O.N.S.

When: From July 19, 2013 until sunset on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, day of the funeral

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In addition, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be half-masted from sunrise to sunset, the day of the funeral

Rule cited: 7

Death of The Honourable Garde B. Gardom, Q.C., O.B.C., former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

When: Flags will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, the day of the funeral

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of British Columbia

Rule cited: 10

Victims of the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic on July 6, 2013

When: From sunrise July 11 until sunset July 17, 2013

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Quebec

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of The Honourable Andy Scott, P.C., former Minister

When: From June 25 until sunset on Friday, June 28, 2013, the day of the funeral

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Further, the flag will flown at half-mast on the Peace Tower from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 7

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, June 23, 2013

Where: Peace Tower and on all Government Canada buildings and establishments across the country

Rule cited: 11

Memorial Service for Deceased Parliamentarians

When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of Don Filliter (Captain), Chris Snowball and Dustin Dagenais (Paramedics)

When: From June 7, 2013 until sunset June 8, 2013, the day of the funerals.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the cities of Sudbury, Burlington and Kapuskasing, Ontario

Rule cited: 10

Death of the late Honourable James Kelleher

When: From June 2, 2013 until sunset June 4, 2013, the day of the funeral

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Toronto, Ontario. Further, the flag will be flown at half-mast on the Peace Tower from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 7

Death of The Honourable Doug Finley, Senator

When: From May 11 until sunset on the memorial service, Saturday May 18, 2013.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Simcoe, Ontario. Further, the flag will be flown at half-mast on the Peace Tower from sunrise to sunset on the day of the memorial service.

Rule cited: 7

Death of Peter Kormos, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Welland, Ontario

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Welland, Ontario

Rule cited: 10

Death of Robert Elgie, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Beaches-East York, Ontario

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 4, 2013

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Beaches - East York, Ontario

Rule cited: 10

Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace (Workers' Mourning Day)

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada.

Rule cited: 11

Death of Margaret Thatcher, Former British Prime Minister, LG, OM, PC, FRS

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from sunrise to sunset.

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 16

Death of Ralph Klein, O.C., A.O.E, former Premier of Alberta

When: From March 29, 2013 until sunset Friday, April 5, 2013, the day of the memorial service.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Province of Alberta.

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable J. Léonce Bernard, OPEI, former Member of the Provincial Executive Council and former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island

When: From March 27, 2013 until sunset the day of the funeral April 1, 2013.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Prince Edward Island.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable Jennifer Kovach

When: From sunrise to sunset on Thursday March 21, 2013, day of the funeral.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Guelph, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Herb Epp, former Mayor and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo

When: From sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 1, 2013, the day of the funeral.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Claudette Boyer, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Ottawa-Vanier, Ontario.

When: From sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the day of the funeral of Mrs. Claudette Boyer.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier, Ontario (with the exception of the Peace Tower).

Rule cited: 10

Death of Marion Helen Bryden, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Beaches-East York

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, February 23, 2013, the day of the funeral.

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Beaches-East York, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of The Honourable Eugene Whelan, P.C., O.C., former Minister and Senator

When: From February 20 until sunset the day of the funeral or memorial service (date to be confirmed)

Where: On all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Amherstburg, Ontario; on the Peace Tower from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service.

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Honourable Diane Marleau, P.C.

When: From January 31, 2013 until sunset, February 2, 2013, the day of the commemorative service of the Honourable Diane Marleau, who passed away January 30, 2013.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Sudbury, Ontario. Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on February 2, 2013, the day of the commemorative service.

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Right Honourable Martial Asselin, P.C., O.C., Q.C.

When: From January 25 until sunset, February 2, 2013 the day of the funeral of the late Right Honourable Martial Asselin.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Québec, Quebec. Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on February 2, 2013, the day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 7

Death of Mr. John Melville Turner

When: From January 22, until sunset, Saturday January 26, 2013, day of the funeral of the late Mr. John Melville Turner, Former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Riding of Peterborough, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable Robert Gordon Robertson, P.C., C.C. FRSE

When: From January 16, 2013 until sunset Monday January 21, 2013, day of the funeral of the late Honourable Robert Gordon Robertson.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, with the exception of the Peace Tower.

Rule cited: 7

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

When: From sunrise to sunset Thursday, December 6, 2012.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of The Honourable Gilbert R. Clements, O.P.E.I., former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island

When: From November 27, 2012, until sunset on on the day of the funeral or commemorative service (date to be confirmed), in honour of the late Honourable Gilbert R. Clements, former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, who passed away on November 26, 2012.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Prince Edward Island.

Rule cited: 10

Death of the late Mr. Clifford Pilkey, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

When: From November 21, 2012, until sunset on Friday, November 23, 2012, the day of the funeral for the late Mr. Clifford Pilkey, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, who passed away November 17, 2012.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Riding of Oshawa, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable Adrian Oliver of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

When: From November 13, 2012, until sunset Tuesday, November 20, 2012, the day of the funeral of Constable Adrian Oliver, who died while on duty November 13, 2012 in Surrey, British Columbia.

Where: Flags on all buildings and establishments of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police across the country.

Rule cited: 14

Remembrance Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012. When half-masting occurs at the National War Memorial or a 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.

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Robert Kaplan, P.C., former Member of Parliament for the Riding of York Centre.

When: From sunrise to sunset on November 6, 2012, the day of the funeral of the late honourable Robert Kaplan, who passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Toronto, Ontario will be flown at half-mast. Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast on November 6, 2012, until sunset, the day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 7

Death of Mr. Harvie Andre, P.C., former Member of Parliament for the Riding of Calgary Centre (1972-1988)

When: From October 23, 2012, until October 29, 2012, the day of the Memorial Service for the late Honourable Mr. Harvie Andre.

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Calgary, Alberta, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset on the day of the funeral or commemorative service (date to be confirmed). Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on October 29, 2012, the day of the Memorial Service.

Rule cited: 7

Death of The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

When: From October 19, 2012, until sunset on Friday, October 26, 2012, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Ontario, with the exception of the Peace Tower. Further, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, October 26, 2012, day of the funeral.

Rule cited: 10

Funeral for the late Mr. John Cleary, Former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

When: From now until sunset today, October 11, 2012

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Ridings of Cornwall and Stormont --Dundas—Charlottenburgh in Ontario will be flown at half-mast.

Rule cited: 10

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day - September 30, 2012

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2012,

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast

Rule cited: 11

Death of The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk, former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

When: From September 26, 2012 until sunset on October 5, 2012

Where: Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Saskatchewan will be flown at half-mast

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable E. Peter Lougheed, Former Premier of Alberta

When: From September 14, 2012, until sunset on the Friday, September 21, 2012, the day of the memorial service of the Honourable E. Peter Lougheed.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Province of Alberta. Further, the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 21, the day of the memorial service of the Honourable E. Peter Lougheed.

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of Peace Officer Rod Lazenby from the Municipal District of Foothill in Alberta

When: Friday, August 24, 2012, the day of the memorial service of Peace Officer Rod Lazenby

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of High River, Alberta

Rule cited: 10

Death of Constable Derek Pineo of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

When: From July 20, 2012, until sunset Sunday, July 29, 2012, the day of the memorial service

Where: All buildings and establishments of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, across the country

Rule cited:

Death of Correctional Officer Michael Gaucher

When: From July 18, 2012 until sunset on Friday, July 20, 2012, the day of the funeral of Correctional Officer Michael Gaucher.

Where: All Department of Public Safety Correctional Services Canada facilities in the Prairie Region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta), as well as Community Operation Offices in north west Ontario and the Northwest Territories.

Rule cited: 14

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

When: Sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 23, 2012

Where: Peace Tower, Ottawa

Rule cited:

Memorial Service for Deceased Parliamentarians

When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012

Where: Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited:

Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 28, 2012 to mark this day of mourning

Where: The Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada

Rule cited: 11

Vimy Ridge Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Monday April 9, 2012

Where: The Peace Tower in Ottawa

Rule cited: 11

Death of Tony Silipo, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

When: From sunrise to sunset on Thursday, March 15, 2012, the day of the funeral of Mr. Silipo

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Davenport

Rule cited: 10

Death of the Honourable Pierre Juneau

When: From February 22 until sunset February 25, 2012, day of the funeral of the late Honourable Pierre Juneau.

Where: February 22 to 25: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Montréal, Québec. February 25: The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 7

Death of the Honourable Fred Dickson, Q.C., Senator (2009-2012)

When: From February 9 until sunset on February 18, 2012 day of the funeral of the late Honourable Fred Dickson.

Where: February 9 to 18: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Truro, Nova Scotia. February 18: The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 7

Death of His Excellency Richard Turkson, High Commissionner for Ghana in Canada

When: From sunrise to sunset on Saturday January 14, 2012, day of the funeral service of His late Excellency Richard Turkson.

Where: The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 9

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

When: From sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of The Honourable Stuart Stratton, Q.C., former Chief Justice of New Brunswick

When: From November 14 until sunset on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Stuart Stratton.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of New Brunswick.

Rule cited: 10

Remembrance Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 11, 2011.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. When half-masting occurs at the National War Memorial or a place where remembrance is being observed, the half-masting can occur at 11:00 a.m. (or according to the prescribed order or service) until sunset.

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Barnett J. Danson, Former Member of Parliament for the Riding of York North

When: From October 20 until sunset on Sunday, October 23, 2011, the day of the funeral service of the late Honourable Barnett J. Danson.

Where: October 20 to 23: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Toronto, Ontario.

Rule cited: 237

Death of the Honourable Reginald B. Alcock and Former Member of Parliament for the Riding of Winnipeg South

When: From October 19 until sunset on Friday, October 21, 2011, the day of the memorial service of the late Honourable B. Reginald Alcock.

Where: October 19 to 21: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 21: The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 7

Plane crash near the community of Lutselk'e in the Northwest Territories

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011, to honour the memory of the two victims.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Yellowknife and Lutselk'e, Northwest Territories.

Rule cited: 10

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of two victims of the Arctic Sunwest Crash in the Northwest Territories

When: From September 23 until sunset on Sunday, September 25, 2011, to honour the memory of the two victims.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Rule cited: 10

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

When: From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 11, 2011, to honour the memory of the innocent people who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Where: The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 16

Death of the Honourable Jack Layton, P.C., B.A, M.A., Ph.D

When: From August 22 until sunset on Saturday, August 27, 2011, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Jack Layton.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 16

Death of William A. Ferguson, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, the day of the memorial service for William A. Ferguson.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the City of Kitchener, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Master Corporal Francis Roy

When: See Rules for Half-masting, the National Flag of Canada (Section 14)

Where: See Rules for Half-masting, the National Flag of Canada (Section 14)

Rule cited: Multiple

Death of Constable Garrett Styles of the York Regional Police

When: From sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, the day of the funeral of Constable Garrett Styles.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the York Region, Ontario.

Rule cited: 14

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

When: From sunrise to sunset on Thursday, June 23, 2011.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 16

Death of Bombardier Karl Manning in Afghanistan

When: See Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14)

Where: See Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 14)

Rule cited: Multiple

Memorial Service for Deceased Parliamentarians

When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011.

Where: The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 11

Death of Bruce Crozier, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

When: From May 27 until sunset, Wednesday, June 8, 2011, the day of the funeral of Bruce Crozier.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Essex, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Death of Patrick Michael Hayes, former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

When: From sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 6, 2011, the day of the funeral for Patrick Michael Hayes.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Essex-Kent, Ontario.

Rule cited: 10

Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace

When: From sunrise to sunset Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Where: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada.

Rule cited: 11

Death of the Honourable Allan Blakeney, former Premier of Saskatchewan

When: From April 16 until sunset on Saturday, April 23, 2011, the day of the funeral of the late Honourable Allan Blakeney. Saturday, May 7, 2011, the day of the memorial service for the late Honourable Allan Blackeney.

Where: April 16 to 23, 2011: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Saskatchewan. May 7, 2011: All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Saskatchewan and the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Rule cited: 7