The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in Canada (Body corporate known as)

Ottawa, Ontario
Registration of Arms
May 9, 1991
Vol. II, p. 93

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Argent a cross Vert and in the first quarter a maple leaf Gules;


ATAVIS ET ARMIS. This Latin phrase means "By ancestors and arms".


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


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on June 8, 1991, in Volume 125, page 1922 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Not available

* Not applicable / Sans objet

* Not applicable / Sans objet

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Foundation / charitable body

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The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the Court of the Lord Lyon, Edinburgh, Scotland, 26 September 1967.