An interesting feature of the arms....
Posted to: The Google+ Heraldry Community
Posted by: Marc-André Laverdière
Created on: May 12 2017 at 16:57
I could not find an explanation for it, but I postulate that it had to do with the fact that the Company was in charge of large parts of (mostly unsettled) Canada at the time. I suppose that this situation made it a tenant in capite of Crown land.
Hudson's Bay Company [Civil Institution]
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