The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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House of Commons of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the right to use as a badge the shield of the Arms of Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada surmounting a representation of the Mace of the House of Commons in pale
February 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 235

Badge of the House of Commons of Canada

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Blazon

Badge

The shield of the Arms of Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada surmounting the Mace of the House of Commons in pale;


Symbolism

Badge

The mace, created in 1916, is a symbol of authority in the House of Commons, and the shield of the Royal Arms of Canada represents the Sovereign of Canada, in whose name the House of Commons conducts its deliberations.