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By Thomas, Oskar and Simeon
St. Edward´s Crown
The crown is the center piece of the Coat of Arms.
It represents Canada's relationship to the monarchy of England
As the statement of the Canadian head of state it is recognized as the "Imperial Crown".
Represents the immense amount of British influence that is present in Canada (e.g. English language, British culture)
Represents the English, Scottish, Irish, and French heritage that made up most of Canada´s population at the time.
This part of the coat of arms actively distributes the message of Canada being a multicultural society from the very beginning of exploration.
The shape of the crest is utilized to having the symbols of the English, Scottish, Irish and French equally presented at the top while at the bottom it represents the red and white colors of Canada
This is to show that Canada is alive through the influence of Scottish, English, Irish and French immigration.
The ribbon contains the motto of the order of Canada, which means "desiring a better country".
Christianity to this day is the most practiced and recognized religion in Canada.
The motto is also a summary of what the nation as whole strives to be and is currently successful at.
Motivation to achieve this goal stated on the ribbon is most probably what has helped Canada in being successful as a nation.
This section is so important that it happens to connect to Canada's achievements as a nation, as it all derived from "desiring of a better country".
National Symbol: The Coat of Arms
This is the symbol of a family or an organization.
The lion with the crown is taken from the United Kingdom's coat of arms, with an addition of the Maple Leaf.
It successfully represents both the British Connection along with a representation of Canada.
The symbol stands for Canada's sovereignity.
This represents Canada well through the red and white Maple Leaves surrounding the helmet.
The helmet is a symbol for the unity of Canada´s people, regardless of heritage and origins.
It is recognized as the helmet that represents the nation as a whole and its identity.
"A Mari Usque Ad Mare" means from sea to sea.
This phrase represents Canada stretching from one sea to another, with all people in between being a part of Canada as a whole.
A deeper meaning can be recognized through this, as Canada had people from sea to sea as immigrants and citizens of Canada even back in the days of Confederation, by having several different European immigrants and also Chinese workers for the building of Canadian Pacific Railways.
The Scottish unicorn and English lion are shown supporting the shield.
They represent Canada's history of being heavily influenced by the United Kingdom.
Both of the animals are holding flags, one is the Union Jack and one is the flag of royal France.
The whole coat of arms rests upon the compartment, which represents the main nations that together formed Canada.
These nations are England, Scotland, Ireland, and France, each represented by their own floral emblem.
These are the nations that the people that created today's Canada all originated from and by which Canada has been mostly influenced by in terms of culture and language; literary works and etc. (French and English).
The Canadian Coat of Arms was adopted in November 1921.
After 36 years without much change the coat of arms was redone to incorporate some changes
In 1982 after the Canadian constitution was finally "patriated" a proposal was made to include the motto of Canada in the coat of arms.
The significance of having a coat of arms is to provide Canada with a symbol of freedom from british rule and having their own government for their own country.
History of the Canadian Coat of Arms
In 1867 there where no North American colonies under british control that had been allowed to have a coat of arms.
It changed in 1868
The initial plan was to have all the separate coat of arms combined to represent each province unified as one.
1915 Canada started to come up with a new design for a coat of arms.
On November 21st of 1921 the design was declared the Canadian coat of arms.
Differences between the UK's and Canada's coat of arms
red and white maple leaves are added multiple
the shield has five sections rather than four,
French and Canadian symbols were added
the supporters are holding the Union Jack and the flag of royal France and the unicorn's chain is broken, symbolising Canada's resistance to oppression
the floral emblem of France (fleur-de-lis) is added to the compartement