The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of a Badge
January 15, 2007
Vol. V, p. 102

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On a square Argent a maple leaf Gules within a palisade Azure edged Or and insigned by the Royal Crown proper;



Blue and gold are the colours of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which was responsible for national security intelligence prior to July 16, 1984, when the Service began operations. The palisade symbolizes the defensive role of the agency against threats to national security. The Royal Crown represents the protection of the peace on behalf of the Sovereign.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 17, 2007, in Volume 141, page 588 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Harold Diceman.

Harold Diceman

* Not applicable / Sans objet

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Federal Agency

The recipient’s emblems were originally approved by Her Majesty the Queen in June 1985.