The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Compagnies franches de la marine

Ottawa, Ontario
Confirmation of the blazon of a Flag
February 15, 2008
Vol. V, p. 209

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Quarterly Gules and Azure semé-de-lis Or, overall a cross Argent charged with a thunderbolt Gules rayonné Or between the words PER MARE and ET TERRAS [By sea and land] in fess Or;



The flag shown here is one of the historic flags of Canada in that it flew, or was believed to have flown, in what is today Canada. It has been selected along with 14 other flags to be included on a poster showing a selection of historical flags of New France.


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 applicable

Debra MacGarvie

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

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