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image by Chris Pinette
contributed by Luc Baronian
The flag represents the golden eight-pointed star, the blazon of Robert René Cavelier de La Salle. The azure blue and the waves call to mind the St. Lawrence River as well as the Lachine Rapids and Canal. This flag was adopted on December 7, 1969
Photo at: http://www.ville.lasalle.qc.ca/corpo/gif/07.jpeg
Arms and info at: http://www.ville.lasalle.qc.ca/corpo/zarmoir.html
researched by Dov Gutterman, 2 July 2000
The arms were granted on June 4 1992 by the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
They show a French merchant flag on the crest.
Luc Baronian 10 June 2005
image by Luc Baronian
I took a photo of this flag in 1999 in a Montreal Urban Community building. I believe it is an older version than the one already on the website, which is based on a recent photo. Notice that the blue is much lighter, and the stripes much narrower. Several of the flags I saw in this building in 1999 seemed to be older flags. In fact, Beaudoin reports a 2:3 narrow stripe version with UN blue.
Reference: François Beaudoin, Symboles de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal, Vexilla Belgica, 1982.
Luc Baronian, 9 May 2005