The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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1 Canadian Air Division

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Approval of a Badge
July 1, 1997
Vol. III, p. 390

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Argent in front of a representation of a terrestrial globe Azure the continents Argent an eagle volant affronté the head to the dexter Or holding between the talons three maple leaves conjoined on one stem Gules;


PER ARDUA AD ASTRA. This Latin phrase means "Through struggles to the star".


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Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 4, 2006, in Volume 140, page 429 of the Canada Gazette.

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