The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
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The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario
Registration of Arms and Supporters
October 15, 1993
Vol. II, p. 287

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Per saltire Purpure and Argent in chief an open book Proper edged and clasped Or in fess two hurts each charged with a demi lion rampant double queued issuant Ermine ducally crowned Or and in base within an annulet a stag trippant Argent on a Chief Or a sun rising Gules;


In front of a branch of maple Gules an open book as in the arms;


On a grassy mound Vert dexter a moose and sinister a lynx both Or;


VERITAS ET UTILITAS. This Latin phrase means "Truth and utility".


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 March 19, 1994, in Volume 128, page 1684 of the Canada Gazette.

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Recipient Information

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The recipient's emblems were originally recorded in the records of the College of Arms, London, England, 5 August 1931.