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by Ivan Sache
"Comité d'action francophone Pontiac" has registered the Franco-Pontissois flag (Public registry of Canadian arms, flags and insignia, volume IV, p.74).
The flag is horizontally divided green-white-red. A yellow stripe stretching out over 40% of the flag width is placed along the hoist. The yellow stripe is charged with three green maple leaves. The white stripe is charged with four blue fleur-de-lys placed horizontally.
The green-white-red stripes recall the flag used by the Patriotes.
The three green maple leaves are taken from the arms of Quebec.
The four fleur-de-lys are also a symbol of Quebec.
Ivan Sache, 06 March 2002
Interestingly, Pontiac is the only Quebec county I know of, where the
Francophones have adopted their own flag. As far as I know, it is the only
county where English is the language of the majority. It's interesting that
their flag shows no symbol specific to Pontiac, only national Quebec symbols.
The person who initiated the adoption of this flag contacted me a few years ago,
shortly after it was granted.
Luc Baronian, 25 September 2005
Campbell's Bay, Quebec
Grant of a Flag
November 15, 2000
Vol. IV, p. 74
Description: The hoist Or a sprig of three maple leaves Vert, the fly tierced
in fess Vert, Argent four fleurs-de-lis Azure, and Gules.
Pascal Vagnat, 1 August 2005