The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
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Hector Philippe Jean-Claude Dubuc

Mont-Royal, Quebec
Registration of Arms
January 31, 1991
Vol. II, p. 51

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Azure a bend bretessed between two fleurs-de-lis all Or;


Issuant from a circlet of grenades enflamed proper alternating with torteaux and pellets each charged with a Maltese cross Argent a demi-lion rampant guardant crowned with a coronet fleurdelisée and holding in its paws a torch Azure enflamed proper;


BON COEUR SOUTIENT, meaning "A good heart sustains";


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 May 4, 1991, in Volume 125, page 1485 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

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Recipient Information


The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 10 May 1978. The acquisition of this painting has been sponsored by the Royal Heraldry society of Canada.