A Canadian Heraldic Primer dispels the myth that coats of arms are boring, snobbish, mediaeval holdovers that have no relevance today. Using cartoons, humour, and not a little irreverence, Kevin Greaves explains the history behind heraldry’s unique conventions and language, and explores its creative possibilities. He shows heraldry as a part of Canada’s past, present and future, and illustrates how this lively art has become even livelier since Canada became master of its own heraldic system in 1988. Canadian heraldry is rapidly becoming a distinct form of this ancient art. Despite its light touch, the book is entirely authoritative.