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The official website for Gatineau mentions that the new municipality (as of 2002) is composed of what were previously the following towns:
The colors are specified as Pantone system blue PMS 541 and green PMS 3415; in the CMYK system blue 100-50-0-40 and green 100-0-75-15; in the RGB system blue 00-33-66 and green 00-66-33. Translated from city documentation:
The overall shape of the logo is meant to be a unifying symbol, formed of a stylized G, sweeping its territory in a single movement. The three wavy forms represent the rivers crossing the city from West to East and from North to South. The three waves and the two green ribbons between them recalls the five municipalities that were merged in 2002 to create the new city: Aylmer, Buckingham, Gatineau, Hull and Masson-Angers. Blue evokes pure air and water; green evokes nature, growth and security.
by Luc Baronian
Cyr and Harrington image
by Blas Delgado
The former flag of Gatineau on the website by Blas Delgado seems to be taken from Cyr and Harrington. It is not clear whether Cyr and Harrington depicts a previous or erroneous version. I have personally never seen it, though I have seen the green logo on white (without lettering) several times until the 2002 merger. The G, with its strong extremities reflects the vast territory of the city on which its population lives and represents the trust developed by the city to promote the community and the region. The dark green color underscores the serious character of the institution towards a greater notoriety and international recognition. Marine blue used on the city signature reinforces the particular character of the municipality's personality.
Reference: Cyr, Jacques and Kevin Harrington. 1993. Flags in the Ottawa Valley in [fsc] 30, Summer 1993.
Luc Baronian, 17 May 2005