Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 11, 2004

Bruce Patterson, Saguenay Herald
Pages 80-104

Constructing Canadian Symbolism: National Identity as Expressed in Canadian Heraldic Authority Grants

The author explores the broad range of Canadian symbols in grants of arms and flags over the past 15 years, going well beyond variations on the maple leaf to the animals, objects, flowers, and colors used by individuals and organizations to represent Canada. This paper was originally delivered as the keynote speech at the Association’s 37th annual meeting.