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

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Canadian Space Agency

Saint-Hubert, Quebec
Grant of Arms
July 25, 1991
Vol. II, p. 111

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Blazon

Arms

Per chevron in chief Bleu céleste semé of estoiles Or and in base Argent a maple leaf its stem issuant from base Gules and voided of a broad arrow point upwards charged at its tip with a torteau;

Crest

A demi pantheon Azure unguled Gules semé of estoiles Or bearing between its forelegs a staff Or flying therefrom a streamer paly Bleu céleste and Or as an auroran arc;

Motto

AD FINEM ULTIMUM. This Latin phrase means "To the ultimate end".


Symbolism

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


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 23, 1991, in Volume 125, page 3770 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
David Farrar

Calligrapher
John Whitehead


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Federal Agency