Parti Québécois (PQ) leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon raised Quebecers' eyebrows earlier this week when the party proposed a motion urging the government to push for a Quebec flag emoji. MNAs passed the motion unanimously.\nThe PQ told MTL Blog that the flag emoji was a question of Quebecers being able to display their Quebec pride online — but Unicode Consortium, the organization responsible for standardizing emojis, says the emoji already exists.\nEditor's Choice: Sugar Sammy Roasted The Parti Québécois For Its Motion To Create A Quebec Flag Emoji\n\nUnicode says the emoji already exists\nNotre motion visant à demander la création d'un émoticône fleurdelisé a été adoptée à l'unanimité!Ça peut sembler anodin, mais ça ne l'est pas. Permettre à plusieurs millions d'internautes québécois d'exprimer leur fierté avec notre drapeau serait un geste fort. ⚜ #PQ #Polqc pic.twitter.com/gPm2jsH8Kj— Parti Québécois (@partiquebecois) May 26, 2021\n\n"There is already a valid emoji for the provincial flag for Quebec," a spokesperson for Unicode told MTL Blog.\n"However, individual vendors do not support every available flag on their platforms, because there are 5,000+ sub-regional flags, which is why not all appear on device keyboards."\nIn other words, there's already a Quebec flag emoji, but not everyone can access it.\n\nThe PQ responds \nLucas Medernach, director of communications for the PQ, told MTL Blog the party is aware that a request for a Quebec flag emoji was already submitted on September 12, 2019.\nHowever, he said the objective of the motion was to "show unanimous support of the National Assembly on this issue, in order to put pressure on Unicode" to make the emoji universally available.\nUnicode told MTL Blog that its Emoji Subcommittee is "no longer considering proposals for sub-regional flags" because flags are the least-used emoji but make up the majority of the emoji font's file size.