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Saint-Liboire, Quebec (Canada)

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Last modified: 2020-07-18 by rob raeside
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[Saint-Liboire flag] image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2020

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Saint-Liboire (3,000 inhabitants, 75.2 km²)
Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2020


White flag with emblem (picture taken in 2011)
Olivier Touzeau, 7 June 2020

The municipality is named for its patron saint, Saint Liborius (d. 397), second bishop of Le Mans (France) and patron of the cathedral and archdiocese of Paderborn (Germany), where his body was allegedly transported by bearers guided by a peacock.

The shield is topped by a "banner" highlighting Sainte-Liboire's belonging: the cross, as a symbol of faith, the fleur-de-lis, as a symbol of the Quebec and French origins. Year "1856" recalls that people have been exploring their environment for 150 years and still do it.

The shield is divided into three parts.
- The barn, the elevator and the plowed field emphasize the importance of agriculture, the community's main industry.
- The houses, the tree and the road represent urban life in the community.
- The furrows and road converging to the center recall the interdependence of the two environments.
- The family, placed near a tree and in front of the shining sun, symbolizes people's blossoming.

The branches of maple recall maple syrup production in the parish and the Canadian nation.
The French motto reads "Pride and Harmony".
Pride: Proud of their roots, the people of Saint-Liboire are known for their transcendence and their ever renewed aspiration to innovate and distinguish themselves.
Harmony: Aware of environmental interdependence, he people of Saint-Liboire aspire to the community's harmonious development.

The colors symbolize the values that make of Saint-Liboire a pleasant place to live.
Green: Health, hope, pride.
Blue: Perseverance, loyalty, harmony.
Yellow: Generosity, joy, prosperity.
Red: Love, passion, confidence.

Ivan Sache, 11 June 2020