Parliament of Canada – The House of Commons Foyer
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Parliament of Canada – The House of Commons Foyer

November 26, 2019

In the House of Commons foyer, the history and traditions of the Canadian people are reflected in the stone carvings that line the walls. Ten panels make up the monumental history of Canada Sculpture Series, each with one centre stone and two side stones. Here Dominion sculptor Eleanor Milne created a living documentary of Canada’s social, economic and political fabric that extends over 25,000 years. The glass panels in the ceiling contained the French fleur-de-lis, the English Rose, and a grouping of three maple leaves that symbolizes Canada. Carved around the centre door are the Canadian and provincial coats of arms that were used around 1919 – 1920 when the building was constructed.

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