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This is the municipal flag of Anjou (Quebec), a town located in eastern Montreal island [where I grew up!]. It's an orange-gold field with the arms : Anjou ancient defaced with a white band with three green maple leaves, plus motto of duke Gaston d'Anjou NON DEVIUS UNQUAM under the shield and laurel leaves surrounding it.
Note: Maple leaves are usually green in Quebec (and sometimes Ontarian,
where they are often gold) heraldry. Red maple leaves are a (more) recent
innovation used as pan-Canadian colors.
Luc-Vartan Baronian, 22 June 1998
In the 1980s, there was also an orange flag with a white logo representing the letters "V" and "A" for Ville d'Anjou. The orange was much more pronounced than on the flag with arms. The logo was replaced in 1992, but I have never seen the second logo on a flag. Beaudoin reports that the flag with the coat of arms also included the name of the city in those years.
Source: François Beaudoin, Symboles de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal, Vexilla Belgica, 1982.
Luc Baronian, 9 May 2005