Letters Patent

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Date:  9 March 2020

To All To Whom these Presents shall come or whom the same may in any way concern, Greeting:

By Claire Boudreau, Chief Herald of Canada;

Whereas a request that heraldic emblems be granted has been received from the Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, established on the 8th day of April 1875 pursuant to the Act to establish a Supreme Court, and a Court of Exchequer, for the Dominion of Canada;

Now Know You that pursuant to the authority vested in Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.Q., C.D., Governor General of Canada, to exercise the armorial prerogative of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada, and to the terms of my Commission of Office, and noting well that Her Majesty did approve the depiction of the Royal Crown in the heraldic emblems herein described, I, the Chief Herald of Canada, do by these Presents grant and assign to the Supreme Court of Canada the following Flag: Gules on a Canadian pale Argent a lozenge lozengy Gules and Argent charged with maple leaves alternately Or and Gules; And for Badges: A plate charged with two pallets Gules, overall a lozenge lozengy Gules and Argent charged with maple leaves alternately Or and Gules, all within an annulus Argent edged Or inscribed La Cour suprême • The Supreme Court and Canada in letters Sable, ensigned by the Royal Crown Or jewelled and its cap Gules lined Ermine and environed by a laurel wreath Or fructed Gules; And: A monogram composed of the letters S and C Gules fimbriated and within an annulus Or charged with a laurel wreath Vert fructed Gules; And for a Motto: Justitia et Veritas, meaning “Justice and truth”;

As the same aremore plainly here depicted and entered in Volume VII, page 250 of the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada to be borne and used for ever hereafter by the Supreme Court of Canada, all according to the Law of Arms of Canada;

Given under my hand and the seal of the Canadian Heraldic Authority at Rideau Hall in the City of Ottawa this 15th day of April 2020.

In testimony whereof Assunta Di Lorenzo, Herald Chancellor, has witnessed this grant with her signature.

Chief Herald of Canada
Herald Chancellor

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