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

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James Roos Breithaupt

Waterloo, Ontario
Grant of Arms
October 10, 1990
Vol. II, p. 33

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Per fess Azure and Or in chief a lion passant holding in the dexter paw the numeral 4 Or in base a rose Gules barbed Azure seeded Or within a bordure compony Argent and Gules;


A vol addorsed the dexter wing Azure the other Gules each wing charged with a pale Argent bearing two maple leaves Gules;


EMENDA UT CONSERVES. This Latin phrase means "Correct it, so that you may preserve it".


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 December 1, 1990, in Volume 124, page 4066 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of James Roos Breithaupt, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Gordon Macpherson

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information