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

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Alfred Allison Rogers

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms
January 11, 1991
Vol. II, p. 57

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Or a Celtic cross between in the first and fourth quarters a lion rampant and in the second and third a dolphin hauriant all Gules;


rising out of a circlet of maple leaves Gules alternating with mayflowers proper leaved Vert a demi eagle displayed Or;


VIRTUS · HUMANITAS · FIDES. This Latin phrase means "Virtue, humanity, trust".


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

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

Joan Ouellette

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information