The Bruce County Crest
The Coat of Arms is a blend of those of the Bruce clan and the Province of Ontario.
The lion and the red St. Patrick cross in the lower part of the shield are borrowed from the Bruce crest, and the three maple leaves and the red St.George cross in the upper right come from the Ontario crest.
The coat of arms is completed with a County coronet and a banner with the original motto used by the County since it received official status in 1867.
The Latin "IN DEO IMPERIUM SED POPULUS ADMINISTRAT" translates as "Administration by the People, but under the authority of God". The Coat of Arms was officially adopted by Bruce County in 1967.