The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Senate of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the right to bear the shield of the Royal Arms of Canada surmounting the Mace of the Senate
April 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 275

Badge of the Senate 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 Senate in pale;


Symbolism

Badge

The mace, created in 1849, is a symbol of authority in the Senate, and the shield of the Royal Arms of Canada represents the Sovereign of Canada, in whose name the Senate conducts its deliberations.