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Michel Dupuis raising the Franco-Ontarian flag at the University of Sudbury on September 25, 1975

By Saint-Pierre, Stéphanie

Franco-Ontarian Flag

When the Franco-Ontarian flag was raised for the first time at the University of Sudbury on September 25, 1975, its two designers, Michel Dupuis and Gaétan Gervais, preferred to remain anonymous. They wanted the flag to serve as a unifying symbol for all Franco-Ontarians without it being linked to any particular group, such as the Sudbury community or Laurentian University. Their gamble paid off. Since its creation, the Franco-Ontarian flag has been embraced as the visual emblem of the entire Franco-Ontarian community and is proudly flown at festivals, celebrations, rallies, and demons...

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