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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Canada Border Services Agency

Ottawa, Ontario
Grant of a Flag
December 20, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 196

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Azure the Badge, as granted by the Chief Herald of Canada on the 15th day of June 2010, a canton of the National Flag of Canada fimbriated Or;



The blue colour evokes the blue ensigns historically used by government ships, the early means of border control. As well, it is a colour associated with law enforcement, and is the colour of the uniform of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The National Flag of Canada indicates service to Canadians. In the fly, the badge identifies the flag as that of the CBSA.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 30, 2013, in Volume 147, page 2706 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Linda Nicholson

Shirley Mangione

Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Federal Agency

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