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There have been 193 appointments to the Saskatchewan Order of Merit since its inception in 1985.
Emblems of Saskatchewan
Provincial emblems are important symbols for our province and people. From the provincial coat of arms to the provincial bird, emblems reflect our values, as well as the beauty and tradition we see in our lives, community and the natural world around us.
When new emblems are proposed, Protocol and Honours evaluates the proposals, ensuring there is widespread approval of proposed new emblems and assisting in the process of seeking official recognition. The Provincial Emblems and Honours Act defines all Saskatchewan emblems. The Act protects the coat of arms, shield of arms, flag and wheat sheaf logo from unauthorized use, and also protects Saskatchewan's floral emblem, the western red lily, from indiscriminate picking.
Responsibility for provincial emblems
The nature emblems and tartans do not require permission for use.
Executive Council is responsible for the provincial government's Visual Identity Program, providing technical advice and assistance to both governmental and non-governmental users of emblems. For more information visit www.gov.sk.ca/executive-council/.