Originally Posted by Rathgrith
Take a look at the background in hackunion's pictures. The colour behind Canada and the maple leafs is blue. There also happened to be a Conservative government in power last year. Also this year. Hmmmm...
It's par for the course I suppose. Note that the word Canada and the maple leaves are still as Liberal red as always, a reflection of the fact that the Liberals were in power when Canada's modern image branding (new flag, etc.) was developed in the 60s.
I must confess to not paying too much attention to this stuff, as I am politically non-partisan.
So when I say Canada Day in Ottawa is not political, it's mostly because I've never really heard any people walking around downtown Ottawa yelling "yay Harper!", "yay Chrétien!" or "yay Mulroney!" on July 1. (Although perhaps some people were yelling "yay Trudeau!" in the 70s...)
But as I said, a bit of political appropriation is pretty normal on days like these no matter where you are. And Canada Day is a pretty benign example by any standard.