Quebec MNAs unanimously pass motion in favour of provincial flag emoji

A woman holds a Quebec flag. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec’s legislature has unanimously adopted a motion to pursue the creation of an emoji of the provincial flag.

Parti Québécois member Pascal Bérubé presented the non-binding motion Wednesday in the legislature, with the support of members from the other parties.

Berube noted that social media users can already use a number of flag pictograms in their messages, including some from non-independent nations such as Scotland.

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He said it’s important for Quebec to have its own distinct visual identity in all areas of cyberspace.

The motion calls on the government to make a request to the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization that manages the emojis used on major social media platforms.

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Created in Japan in the 1990s, emojis are small images or icons used to express an emotion or make a point in a text conversation or social media post.

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