Claire Boudreau

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Claire Boudreau

Chief Herald of Canada
Assumed office
June 26, 2007
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor General
Preceded byRobert Watt
Personal details
Born1965 (age 53–54)

Claire Boudreau, FRHSC AIH (born 1965) is a Canadian historian, genealogist, and officer of arms. She has served as a herald in the Canadian Heraldic Authority since 17 March 1997 in the office of Saguenay Herald and later as Saint-Laurent Herald, to which office she succeeded on the retirement of Auguste Vachon, and then Deputy Chief Herald from 1 December 2005 until 16 June 2007, when she was made the second Chief Herald of Canada following the retirement of Robert Watt. She is also a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in heraldic studies. She is the author of many articles and publications. She has been the principal designer and administrator of the authority's pioneering online Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada, which was unveiled in July 2005. She has been an Academician of the Académie Internationale d'Héraldique since 2000.



  • L'héritage Symbolique des Hérauts d'Armes: Dictionnaire Encyclopédique de l'Enseignement du Blason Ancien (XIVe-XVIe siècle) (Le Léopard d'or, Paris, 2006). ISBN 2-86377-204-X

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by
position created
Saguenay Herald
Succeeded by
Bruce Patterson
Preceded by
Auguste Vachon
Saint-Laurent Herald
Succeeded by
Bruce Patterson
Preceded by
Robert Watt
Chief Herald of Canada