The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Jacques Alfred Dextraze

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
June 19, 1990
Vol. II, p. 27

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Gules a dexter hand grasping a dagger between two anchors in chief Or on a chief embattled also Or an eagle hovering affronté Gules looking to the dexter;


A bear issuant Sable charged on the shoulder with a cross cléchée and holding between its paws a cross engrailed Or;


Two soldiers of the Régiment de Carignan in uniform proper that to the dexter bearing on his sash a fleur-de-lis Azure that to the sinister a maple leaf Gules both standing on a grassy mound strewn with rocks proper;


LOYAUTÉ · COURAGE · INTÉGRITÉ, meaning "Loyalty, courage, integrity";


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


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 Robert Pichette, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Donald Hallman

Anatol Kozlowski

Recipient Information