The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
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Letters Patent Type

A Grant is the official assignment of a new heraldic emblem.

A Registration is the recording of an emblem generally granted by recognized heraldic authorities of other sovereign countries.

A Confirmation generally records that an emblem previously granted may be used by a recipient under a new legal name.

A Supplementary Letter Patent notes additions and corrections to the documents previously recorded in the Public Register.

An Approval assigns emblems under the authority of the Governor General, generally for use by the Canadian Forces.

Devisals are creations of emblems for foreign institutions that have a clear link with Canada.