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The Emblems of Canada and
of Government House

The Coat of Arms and other symbols of Canada

The Canadian Heraldic Authority, as the creator of new official Canadian emblems, is responsible for modifications of the arms of Canadian provinces and territories as well as of the national arms.

The current official artistic rendition of the arms of Canada was made by Cathy Bursey-Sabourin, Fraser Herald and Principal Artist of the Canadian Heraldic Authority. This design shows, around the shield, the motto circlet of the Order of Canada. This version was approved in 1994, and it replaced the previous rendition, created in 1957 by Commander Alan Beddoe.

For more information on the arms and other symbols of Canada, we invite you to visit the following linked sites.

Updated: 2019-03-29
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