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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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The City of Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia
Registration of Arms and Supporters
May 20, 2005
Vol. IV, p. 492

Arms of The City of Victoria

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Blazon

Arms

Azure on a pile Argent another Gules charged with the Royal Crown proper;

Crest

Descending upon a mural crown Or a dove wings expanded in the beak a sprig of olive proper, the whole ensigned of an eye within a triangle the base eradiated downwards Or;

Supporters

On either side an angel proper vested Argent winged Or supporting by the interior hand a branch of laurel Vert the whole upon a compartment of clouds proper the base environed of a riband Azure and Argent;

Motto

SEMPER LIBER. This Latin phrase means “Always free”.


Symbolism

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