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

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Joseph John Barnicke

Toronto, Ontario
Grant of Arms
April 6, 1998
Vol. III, p. 232

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Or on a cross double cotised Azure five bezants;


Issuant from a tower Or masoned Azure the merlons roofed Bleu Celeste a demi eagle wings displayed Argent holding in its beak Or a sprig of shamrock Vert;


PER FIDEM. This Latin phrase means "Through faith".


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 January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 181 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.

Gordon Macpherson

Suzzann Wright

Recipient Information