Chief Herald of Canada

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Chief Herald of Canada
Arms of Chief Herald of Canada.svg
The coat of arms and batons of office
of the Chief Herald of Canada[1]
Samy Khalid

since 20 May 2020
Canadian Heraldic Authority
Reports toHerald Chancellor
SeatRideau Hall, Ottawa
AppointerGovernor General of Canada
Constituting instrumentRoyal Letters Patent (1988)
Formation4 June 1988 (1988-06-04)
First holderRobert Watt
WebsiteOfficial website

Chief Herald of Canada is the title held by the head of the Canadian Heraldic Authority. The Chief Herald of Canada directs the operations of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and makes the grants of arms. There are exceptions to this, such as certain grants made directly by the Governor General. The position has been held by Samy Khalid since 20 May 2020.[2]

Holders of the office[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Grant of Arms and Batons of Office". Canadian Heraldic Authority. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  2. ^ "Governor General Announces the Appointment of a New Chief Herald of Canada". Governor General of Canada. 20 May 2020.

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