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Governor General announces the appointment of three New Heralds Extraordinary

October 27, 2006

OTTAWA–Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today the appointment of three new Heralds Extraordinary within the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Mr. Roger A. Lindsay of Toronto, Dr. Helen K. Mussallem, C.C., of Ottawa and Vancouver, and the Right Reverend D. Ralph Spence, of Hamilton, have received the titles of Herald Extraordinary for their particularly notable contributions to Canadian heraldry over many years.

The appointment of these new honorary heralds will bring the number of Heralds Extraordinary to six. On occasion, these persons can perform duties on behalf of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

The Canadian Heraldic Authority, which is headed by Her Excellency the Governor General, is responsible for the creation of coats of arms, flags and badges for Canadian citizens and corporate bodies and for units of the Canadian Forces. It was created in 1988 to ensure that all Canadians who wish to use heraldry have access to it. It also encourages good heraldic practice consistent with an international level of heraldic excellence.

For more information about the Authority, please visit: www.gg.ca

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Updated: 2006-10-31
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