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  1. The Governor General of Canada
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The Association of Canadian Knights of the Sovereign and Military Order of Malta

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms
January 11, 1991
Vol. II, p. 74

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Gules a Maltese cross Argent anglée of four maple leaves Or its points interlacing a rosary Argent with decade beads Or pendant therefrom a Maltese cross Argent crowned Or;


TUITIO FIDEI ET OBSEQUIUM PAUPERUM. This Latin phrase means "Defence of the faith and assistance to the poor".


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 Pichette, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Gordon Macpherson

Nancy Ellis

Recipient Information

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