Rideau Hall unveiled Gov. Gen. Mary Simon’s coat of arms Friday — one that it says reflects her personal story and commitment to reconciliation.
Simon became Governor General last year, making history as the first Indigenous person to hold the ceremonial post.
Simon grew up in the Inuit community of Kangiqsualujjuaq in northern Quebec. Prior to her appointment as Governor General, Simon was a broadcaster, civil servant and diplomat.
In a news release, the Governor General’s Office said her coat of arms is a symbol of Simon’s northern upbringing, her heritage and her career as a diplomat.
“This coat of arms is my story, my true history, and
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