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RSNL1990 CHAPTER C-20
COAT OF ARMS ACT
1999 c20; 2001 cN-3.1 s2
AN ACT RESPECTING THE USE OF THE COAT OF ARMS OF
1. This Act may be cited as the Coat of Arms Act.
Armes & Ensignes
2. (1) The Armes and Ensignes of the province are the Armes and Ensignes described in the document set out in Schedule "A", a copy of which is deposited in the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs.
(2) A pictorial representation of the Armes and Ensignes of the province, printed in black and white, is set out in Schedule "B".
Coat of Arms
3. The Armes and Ensignes of the province referred to in section 2 may be called the Coat of Arms of the province.
Unauthorized use of Coat of Arms prohibited
4. A person, other than the government of the province, shall not assume or use
(a) the Coat of Arms;
(b) a design in imitation of the Coat of Arms; or
(c) a design which resembles the Coat of Arms,
unless that person has the express permission of the minister.
5. A person who contravenes this Act is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $100 for every day during which the offence continues and in default of payment to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 3 months.
To all and singular
unto whom these present letters Pattents shall come Sr John Borough, Knt. Garter principall King of Arms of Englishmen sendeth greeting Whereas
our dread Souveraigne Lord King Charles by letters Pattents under the great seale of England, dated at Westmr. the 13th day of November in the 13th yeare of his happy Raigne did give grant and confirm to the right Hobel James, Marquess Hamilton, Maister of his horse, Phillip Earle of Pembroke & Montgomery, Lord Chamberlaine of his Household and Henry Earle of Holland, Chief Justice in Eyre of all his Forests, Chaces and Parkes of the South side of the River of Trent and to Sr David Kirk, Knt one of the Gentlemen of his privy Chamber, all that whole Continent Island or Region commonly called NEWFOUNDLAND in manner and forme as by the said Letters Pattents more at large it doth and may appeal. And Whereas
for the greater honor and splendor of that Countrey and the people therein inhabiting It is and will be necessary that there be pper and peculiar Armes thereunto belonging to be used in all such cases as Armes are wont to be by other nations & countries. Upon the request unto me made by the above mentioned right hoble James Marquess Hamilton, Phillip Earle of Pembroke & Montgomery & Henry Earle of
RSN1 970 c254 Sch B