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coat of arms of Canada. Converted to PNG by Fibonacci.

The present design of the arms of Canada was drawn by Mrs. Cathy Bursey-Sabourin, Fraser Herald at the Canadian Heraldic Authority, office of the Governor General of Canada, and faithfully depicts the arms described in the words of the Royal Proclamation dated November 21, 1921. The present design was approved in 1994.

This image is copyright © 1994, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and is held under Canadian Crown Copyright. In addition, the Trade Marks Act, chapter T-13, Revised Statutes of 1985 (sect. 9), protects the Arms of Canada against unauthorized commercial use . To obtain permission to use the arms of Canada commercially, see the previous link.


This is a representation of a government, military, regimental, family, or other symbol such as a flag, seal, emblem, coat of arms or crest. This symbol may be copyrighted by its holder. As well, it is known that the representation of this symbol is either copyrighted by the holder of the symbol, or is available under a free licence. There may also be other restrictions on reproduction, including but not limited to article 6ter of the Paris Convention. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of such symbols

  • to illustrate the symbol in question
  • on the English-language Wikipedia, hosted on servers in the United States by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation,

qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. Other uses of this image, on Wikipedia or elsewhere, may be copyright infringement. See Wikipedia:Fair use.

To the uploader: please add a detailed fair use rationale for each use, as described on Wikipedia:Image description page, as well as the source of the work and copyright information. As well, if this image is available under a free licence, please also add the appropriate free licence tag.

Fair use for Canada

Copyrighted This image is protected by Canadian Crown copyright. Limitations on its distribution are defined at the original site of publication, and are not altered by its reproduction here. Those terms may include, but may not be limited to its reproduction being accurate, free of charge in any format or medium, and not used in a misleading context. The source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

I, Jeff3000, feel this image is covered by the U.S. fair use laws because:

  1. it is a low resolution copy of symbol;
  2. it is not being used for commerical use, which is against the terms of use
  3. the image is only being used for informational purposes.
  4. the image portrays Canada, for which it is being included in
  5. Its inclusion in the article adds significantly to the article because it portrays the official symbol of the principle subject of this article. Jeff3000 01:30, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

File History

File history for the previous image:

  • 18:27, 10 June 2005 . . Vanman2010 (57369 bytes)
  • 08:47, 30 August 2004 . . Alexwcovington (29449 bytes) (Coat of Arms of Canada from [].)
  • 11:17, 4 November 2002 . . Montrealais (33678 bytes) (Larger coat of arms of Canada)

See also

  • Image:Canada coa.png

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  • (del) (cur) 16:46, 10 August 2006 . . Solarcaine ( Talk | contribs) . . 260×347 (70,625 bytes)
  • (del) (rev) 02:20, 14 May 2006 . . Keeleysam ( Talk | contribs) . . 260×347 (149,887 bytes) (Transparent.)
  • (del) (rev) 21:30, 22 October 2005 . . Optimager ( Talk | contribs) . . 265×352 (47,271 bytes) (Reduced file size)
  • (del) (rev) 01:18, 12 August 2005 . . Fibonacci ( Talk | contribs) . . 265×352 (48,858 bytes) (Larger coat of arms of Canada. Converted to PNG by ~~~. {{coatofarms}})

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  • Monarchy in Canada
  • Coat of arms of Canada
  • Mantling
  • Gallery of sovereign state coats of arms
  • Canada
  • User:Ric36/Sandbox