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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Ramon John Hnatyshyn

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
January 16, 1990
Vol. I, p. 70

Arms of Ramon John Hnatyshyn

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Blazon

Arms

Per fess Bleu Céleste and Or in chief a lion passant guardant Or royally crowned proper holding in its dexter paw a maple leaf Gules fimbriated Or in base a lion passant guardant Bleu Céleste holding in its dexter paw a heart Gules;

Crest

A demi lion Gules charged on each shoulder with a maple leaf Argent holding in its dexter forepaw scales of justice Or;

Supporters

Dexter a white tailed deer per fess Bleu Céleste and Or armed and gorged with a collar all Or pendant therefrom a bezant charged with a representation of the badge of the House of Commons of Canada proper, sinister a bull per fess Bleu Céleste and Or gorged with a collar Vert fimbriated Argent pendant therefrom a prairie lily flower proper charged with the Tryzub of the Ukraine Blue Céleste the whole set upon a compartment party per pale of trees of the boreal forest Vert and a wheat field Or rising above barry wavy Azure and Argent;

Motto

MODERATIO IN OMNIBUS. This Latin phrase means "Moderation in all things".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.