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Joseph Onésime Paul-André Fournier

Sainte-Foy, Quebec
Grant of Arms
June 18, 1990
Vol. II, p. 22

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Ermine a chevron Azure charged with an escallop between two fleurs-de-lys Or;


A raven Sable beaked Or perched on a rock also Or charged with three cannon balls in fesse Sable;


FORTIS IN REBUS IN MODO SUAVIS. This Latin phrase means "Steadfast in action, gentle in manner".


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on September 8, 1990, in Volume 124, page 3232 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Joseph Onésime Paul-André Fournier, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Hans Birk

Anatol Kozlowski

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