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

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Maurice Sauvé

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms and Supporters
March 30, 1989
Vol. I, p. 2

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Argent, a torch in pale Azure enflamed Gules within a bordure of ten fleurs-de-lis Azure;


A lion’s head couped Sable langued Gules charged at the neck with a crescent Argent;


On a grassy mount Vert, dexter a lion Or gorged with a collar of laurel leaves Vert and sinister a lynx Or gorged with a collar of maple leaves Gules;


RIEN NE CRAINS, meaning "I fear nothing";


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 July 22, 1989, in Volume 123, page 3347 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.

Donald Hallman

John Whitehead

Recipient Information