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Grant of Flag and Badge for use by the Enforcement Branch
April 15, 2022
Vol. VIII, p. 85
Flag of the Department of the Environment of the Government of Canada
Vert in the fly the Badge, a canton of the National Flag of Canada fimbriated Argent;
Green, a colour that is frequently associated with the environment, is found on the uniform worn by the officers of the Enforcement Branch. The National Flag indicates service to Canadians. The emblem in the fly is the Badge of the organization.
Badge of the Department of the Environment of the Government of Canada
A roundel per fess enarched Or and Vert overall a loon proper naiant on a base wavy Argent charged with two bars wavy, all within an annulus Azure fimbriated, inscribed with the Motto, cotised by demi-maple leaves Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;
The golden upper section represents a bright sunny sky; the green section, a wooded landscape; and the blue and white wavy section, water. The loon stands for all Canadian wildlife. Together, these elements symbolize respectively air, land, water and wildlife, the four spheres monitored by the Enforcement Branch in its mission to ensure that the laws administered by the Department of the Environment are respected. The maple leaves represent Canada and its provinces and territories, alluding to the geographical scope and the outreach programs of the Branch. The Royal Crown indicates its role in the administration of the law.
PROTEGERE • RESPICERE • CONSERVARE;
This Latin phrase meaning “To protect, to respect, to conserve” sums up the Enforcement Branch’s mission regarding the environment.
Original concept of the Enforcement Branch and Fabienne Fusade, Miramichi Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.
D. Robert Tunstall