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

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Brian Robert James Harris

Vancouver, British Columbia
Grant of Arms
August 20, 1990
Vol. II, p. 38

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Azure on a chevron Or between in chief two maple leaves issuing out of as many crescents Or and in base a stag's head affronty all Or three mullets Gules;


Issuant from a coronet érablé Or its rim incised with half notes Azure a rod of Aesculapius the shaft terminating in a maple leaf Gules the serpent Or all framed by two fern fronds Argent;


AMOR VINCIT VERITAS SUPERAT. This Latin phrase means "Love conquers, the truth prevails".


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 August 10, 1991, in Volume 125, page 2568 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

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

Alastair Priestly

John Whitehead

Recipient Information