The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
Heraldry Today

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Gordon Ernest Batley

West Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms
June 8, 1990
Vol. II, p. 30

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Argent three torteaux each charged with a goutte Or a chief Gules;


A demi-cougar (felis concolor) Argent goutté de poix bearing in its dexter paw a carpenter's square Gules;


TERRA DONAT MENS ORDINAT. This Latin phrase means "The earth provides, the mind sets things in order".


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 the Robert D. Watt, Chief Herald of Canada, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Joan Ouellette

John Whitehead

Recipient Information