CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Buck Watts, Speaker of the P.E.I. legislative assembly, joined Amy Unwin, assistant sergeant at arms/security with the legislature, to raise the Royal Union flag (known as the Union Jack) in front of the George Coles Building recently.
The flag celebrates the anniversary of the Statute of Westminster (1931), which is observed in Canada on Dec. 11 when the Canadian flag and the Royal Union flag are flown together.
The Union Jack is the national flag of the United Kingdom and it is flown as a symbol of membership in the Commonwealth and allegiance to the Crown as approved by Parliament on Dec. 18, 1964.