The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Bank of Montreal

Montréal, Quebec
Registration of Arms and Supporters
November 16, 1992
Vol. II, p. 138

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Blazon

Arms

Argent a saltire Gules between in chief a rose of the last barbed, seeded, leaved and slipped in base a beaver to the sinister and in fess a thistle leaved and slipped and a sprig of shamrock proper a bordure per pale Sable and Vert;

Crest

Upon a log of maple fesswise sprouting a beaver proper;

Supporters

Upon a grassy mound on either side a North American Indian to the dexter in full dress holding in the exterior hand a calumet and raising the other hand to the forehead the sinister in hunting dress holding in the exterior hand a bow all proper;

Motto

CONCORDIA SALUS. This Latin phrase means "Harmony is salvation".


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 July 25, 1992, in Volume 126, page 2302 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Not available

Painter
Joan Bouwmeester

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Profit Organization

The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 21 April 1934.