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

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of Arms
January 15, 1990
Vol. I, p. 68

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Blazon

Arms

Blue Céleste in chief an owl affronty hovering Argent in base a maple leaf ensigned by the Royal Crown both Or;


Symbolism

Arms

Gabrielle Léger has represented unto the Chief Herald of Canada that her late husband, The Right Honourable Jules Léger, Governor General and Commander in Chief of Canada from 1974 to 1979, did use an emblem on his Privy Seal and for other official purposes, which emblem she wishes might be granted and confirmed to the heirs of her late husband so that it may appear by lawful authority on memorials raised to perpetuate his memory and recognize his service.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 27, 1990, in Volume 124, page 273 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Alex Colville, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Donald Hallman

Calligrapher
Nancy Ellis


Recipient Information

Individual
Governor General