A single flag is placed in front of the audience — either in the centre or to the left. In a closed area, the flag is placed in plain view from the main entrance. In an auditorium, it is placed straight in front of the audience. However, on a dais it must be placed to the left.
The most important flag is placed on the audience’s left. The national flag of Canada always occupies the place of honour when it is displayed with other flags.
The national flag of Canada always occupies the centre, the second flag in descending order of importance is on the left and the third on the right (to an observer facing the display).
When there are four flags, they are placed according to the order of precedence starting with the most important on the left.
The order of precedence for flags is:
The national flag of Canada
The flags of other sovereign nations in alphabetical order (if applicable)
The flags of the provinces of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation)
The flags of the territories of Canada (in the order in which they joined Confederation)