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Consultations Begin on Changes to the Coat of Arms

The Provincial government is seeking input on proposed amendments to the provincial Coat of Arms Act.

Newfoundland and Labrador has committed to amend the legal description of the Coat of Arms Act to add ‘Labrador’ and to remove the word ‘savages’.

Input on the proposed changes can be provided by responding to a short questionnaire available at engageNL.

Changing the wording in the provincial Coat of Arms Act is part of a wider campaign to review cultural symbols, observances and monuments.

The consultation will be open until Friday, September 17, 2021.

The coat of arms of the province was originally granted by Garter King of Arms, during the reign of King Charles I of England, on 1 January 1637/8.

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