The Chief Herald of Canada is the head of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, directing the operations of the CHA and making 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.
|Chief Herald of Canada|
since 20 May 2020
|Canadian Heraldic Authority|
|Reports to||Herald Chancellor|
|Seat||Rideau Hall, Ottawa|
|Appointer||Governor General of Canada|
|Constituting instrument||Royal Letters Patent, 1988|
|Formation||4 June 1988|
|First holder||Robert Watt|
The chief herald is also tasked with publicly reading the royal proclamation of the accession of a new monarch of Canada.
Holders of the officeEdit
- 1988–2007: Robert Watt
- 2007–2020: Claire Boudreau
- 2020–present: Samy Khalid
- ^ "Grant of Arms and Batons of Office". Canadian Heraldic Authority. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
- ^ Governor General of Canada (20 May 2020), Governor General Announces the Appointment of a New Chief Herald of Canada, Queen's Printer for Canada, retrieved 29 January 2023