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

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René le Clère

Montréal, Quebec
Grant of Arms
December 5, 1990
Vol. II, p. 53

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Gules a dexter arm in armour Argent issuant from the sinister and holding a sword in bend sinister also Argent hilt and pommel Or in chief two figures composed of three stalks of wheat enfiling a ring to form a fleur-de-lis all Or;


A plume of three feathers Or Argent and Gules arranged in the form of a fleur-de-lis;


CLARUS SUM. This Latin phrase means "I am bright".


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 January 19, 1991, in Volume 125, page 186 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Robert Louis, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Hans Birk

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information