Tribute to Claire Boudreau

The Supreme Court of Canada pays tribute to the late Claire Boudreau, the former Chief Herald of Canada, who passed away in 2020. Dr. Boudreau designed the Court’s new heraldic emblems. We had the privilege of witnessing her passion, steadfastness and expertise as she developed the Court’s new flag, coat of arms and badge, which are so rich in symbolism. Dr. Boudreau has forever left her mark on the history of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Claire Boudeau

Claire Boudreau signing the letters patent granting the Supreme Court of Canada its heraldic emblems.

Credit : © Samy Khalid, 2020. Reproduced with the permission of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, 2021.