The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Mount Allison University

Sackville, New Brunswick
Registration of Arms
November 15, 2007
Vol. V, p. 188

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Murrey three open books proper edged and clasped Or, the first inscribed LITTERAE, the second RELIGIO and the third SCIENTIA in letters Sable, all within a bordure Or;


Issuant from a circlet of maple leaves Or a dexter cubit arm proper holding a torch Murrey enflamed proper;


LITTERAE · RELIGIO · SCIENTIA. This Latin phrase means "Letters, religion, knowledge".


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 8, 2008, in Volume 142, page 551 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Not available

Artist of the College of Arms, London / Artiste du Collège d’armes, Londres

* Not applicable / Sans objet

Recipient Information

Civil Institution

The recipient’s emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 16 December 1985.