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Paladin Tax Credit Solutions Inc.

New Minas, Nova Scotia
Confirmation of Arms and Supporters
December 20, 2013
Vol. VI, p. 317

Arms of Paladin Tax Credit Solutions Inc.

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Blazon

Arms

Per saltire Gules and Argent, in chief and in base an olifant Argent, in each flank a sprig of holly Gules fructed Or;

Crest

Issuant from a basket Gules, three billets Argent, Or and Argent;

Supporters

Two does Gules billety Or each resting a forehoof on an olifant Argent and standing on a rocky mount set with holly branches Gules fructed Or;

Motto

VINDEX JUSTÆ CAUSÆ;


Symbolism

Arms

The division of the shield suggests the Greek letter chi, an abbreviation for “Christ”, thus honouring the Christian faith of the founders of Paladin Tax Credit Solutions Inc. The saltire division also recalls the flag of Nova Scotia, where the company’s head office is located. Red and white are the colours of the National Flag of Canada, denoting the national scope of the company’s activities. The olifant, a horn carved from an elephant’s tusk, alludes to the paladins of the medieval romance The Song of Roland, who carried this horn into battle to summon their companions to their aid. It identifies the company as a champion for its clients in their time of need. Holly represents truth and honesty, values the company upholds in all its dealings. The gold berries suggest the “fruits” of honest dealing.

Crest

The basket was traditionally an attribute of a tax collector and represents the company’s dealings with federal tax authorities. The billets within suggest the documents Paladin submits on behalf of its clients and the refund cheques its clients receive in return.

Supporters

The hind, or doe, was the companion of St. Giles, the patron saint of people with disabilities. The stone symbolizes the strong foundations of the company. The olifants and the holly branches recall the arms and the billets, the crest.

Motto

This Latin phrase means “Champion for a just cause”.