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Registration of Arms
October 20, 2023
Vol. VIII, p. 215
Arms of The County of Bruce
Or a sprig of three maple leaves Vert surmounted by a saltire Gules, on a chief Argent dexter a lion rampant Azure sinister a cross dimidiated at the palar line Gules;
This design merges the arms of Ontario with those of the county’s namesake, James Bruce, Earl of Elgin, Governor General of the Province of Canada. Lord Elgin’s arms were gold with a red saltire and a blue lion, while the sprig of maple and the red cross are from the provincial arms.
IN DEO IMPERIUM SED POPULUS ADMINISTRAT;
This Latin phrase is commonly translated as “Administration by the people, but under the authority of God.”