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Buildings on the Hill: Centre Block site description for Buildings on the Hill: Centre Block
This page has descriptions of the House of Commons Foyer, Hall of Honour, Senate Foyer, Senate Chamber, Rotunda and Peace Tower. 
http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/collineduparlement-parliamenthill/batir-building/centre/centre-ha-eng.html

 
The Senate Speaker's Parade site description for The Senate Speaker's Parade
"A tradition that evokes the history of Canada’s Parliament, the Senate Speaker’s Parade marks the opening of a Senate sitting. Before the sitting, bells ring throughout the Senate’s hallways, calling senators to the work of the Chamber. As the bells ring, officials solemnly escort the Speaker and the... 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Senate/SpeakerParade/SpeakerParade-e.htm

 
The Canadian Senate in Focus 1867-2001 site description for The Canadian Senate in Focus 1867-2001
This primarily text document provides background on the history and role of the Senate, as well as the selection of senators. 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Senate/LegisFocus/focus-e.htm

 
A Legislative and Historical Overview of the Senate of Canada site description for A Legislative and Historical Overview of the Senate of Canada
"The purpose of this overview is to highlight the major features of the Senate as a parliamentary institution and the events which influenced its evolution. The Senate retains an important place in Canadian history: indeed, without an agreement to include the Senate as it is presently constituted, there... 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/391/pub/legislative-e.htm

 
Heraldic Symbols in the Senate Speakers' Chamber site description for Heraldic Symbols in the Senate Speakers' Chamber
"The Speaker of the Senate of Canada takes great pleasure in welcoming you to these chambers. When the Speaker is not presiding over regular sittings of the Senate or representing Parliament abroad, these quarters are the centre of the Speaker’s professional activity. This is where legislation is reviewed,... 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Senate/Heraldic/Introduction-e.html

 
Words of Wisdom in the Senate Speakers' Chambers site description for Words of Wisdom in the Senate Speakers' Chambers
"Inscribed in prominent places throughout these rooms are Latin phrases drawn from the works of the renowned Roman authors Cicero, Horace, Livy, Seneca and Tacitus. They provide guidance that has withstood the test of history and speak of wisdom, order, prudence, balance and caution." [site] 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Senate/WordsOfWisdom/WordsOfWisdom-e.htm

 
The Senate of Canada Celebrates the Foundational Role of Samuel de Champlain site description for The Senate of Canada Celebrates the Foundational Role of Samuel de Champlain
This PDF document provides a background and images of the bronze bust of Samuel de Champlain. 
http://sen.parl.gc.ca/nkinsella/pdf/reports/champlain-e.pdf

 
The War Paintings in the Senate Chamber site description for The War Paintings in the Senate Chamber
"Eight magnificent paintings depicting different war scenes have adorned the walls of the Senate Chamber since 1921." [site] 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/WarPaintings/index-e.asp

 
Canadian Aboriginal Art at the Senate site description for Canadian Aboriginal Art at the Senate
Click on the image at the bottom of the page to view individual works. "The Aboriginal Peoples Committee Room in Parliament's Centre Block displays works of art produced by some of the country's best-known Aboriginal artists. These works are a testament to the diversity of their cultural identities... 
http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Senate/Aboriginal/Aboriginal-e.htm
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