The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

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The Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

Kingston, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
January 21, 1991
Vol. II, p. 92

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Blazon

Arms

Per chevron Gules and Or in chief a pale Argent between two open books proper bound Or each surmounted by a rod of Aesculapius also Or and in base a pan balance Gules between the point of the chevron wavy Argent merged with the pale and the point of the base wavy Gules;

Crest

Issuing from a coronet érablé Or a demi-lion Gules armed langued and goutté d'Or holding in pale in its dexter paw a scroll Argent bound and bearing a pendant seal edged dancetty Gules;

Supporters

On a grassy mound two lions Gules armed langued and goutté d'Or;

Motto

QUANTO QUALIQUE DIAGNOSCERE. This Latin phrase means "Always seek the truth".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on June 8, 1991, in Volume 125, page 1922 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

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

Painter
Linda Nicholson

Calligrapher
John Whitehead


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Learned Society & Professional Organization