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Registration of historical Arms (1868)
October 15, 2010
Vol. VI, p. 4
Historical Arms of the Province of Quebec
Or on a fess Gules between in chief two fleurs-de-lis Azure and in base a sprig of three maple leaves Vert, a lion passant guardant Or;
The fleurs-de-lis underline the French origins of the majority of the province’s population. The lion recalls the ties between Quebec and Great Britain. The maple leaf is a symbol that was used in Upper and Lower Canada.