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From left, the Franco-Ontarian flag, the Canadian flag and
the Métis flag.On July 1, Senator Verna Porter-Brunelle of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) felt a sense of pride upon seeing her heritage prominently displayed near her home.
Living at Le Villageois, a retirement community in Penetanguishene, Senator Porter-Brunelle watched as the Canadian flag, the Franco-Ontarian flag and the Métis flag were raised together.
“I was so very proud to speak on behalf of the Métis and also share that our flag was the oldest (of the three flags),” she shared in an e-mail.
According to Senator Porter-Brunelle, a high portion of Villageois residents are Métis, and a Métis flag hung in the foyer of the residence as an expression of their pride.
The event commemorated Canada Day but it was the first time the Métis flag was raised in the community. It now flies there daily.
The local parish priest gave a benediction for the Canada celebrations, witnessed by the residents and MNO citizens attending the event, followed by a luncheon in the main hall.See ALL news articles