The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
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Maurice Nelligan Corbeil

Montréal, Quebec
Registration of Arms
May 7, 1991
Vol. II, p. 52

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Fusily Or and Sable on a bend Sable a harp between two fleurs-de-lis all Or;


Issuant from maple leaves Or and Maltese crosses Argent set alternately five ostrich feathers Sable in front of five like feathers Or;


ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS. This Latin phrase means "Art is long, life is short".


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

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Recipient Information


The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 1 June 1986.