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

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Chief Herald of Canada

The Chief Herald of Canada directs the operations of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and makes the grants of arms (with the exception of certain grants made directly by the Governor General).

The colours of these arms are the official colours of Canada, red and white. In the centre is a small shield, emblematic of heraldry itself, bearing a maple leaf. Because the office of Chief Herald is a counterpart to the Kings of Arms in the Crown's older heraldic authorities, the inner shield is ensigned with a white maple leaf coronet, the rim of which is set with red jewels. The batons of office feature these same arms and a decorative band of blue, representing the great rivers of Canada, charged with white maple leaves.

Chief Herald of Canada
Claire Boudreau
(2007- )
Robert D. Watt