symbolised by a commemorative chapel in the tower and the lining of the
walls of the Senate by eight large paintings of events in the First World War.
The British parliamentary tradition is followed closely in both architectural and
procedural terms in the Commons and Senate, and the buildings have come to
be seen as embodying the vast sea-to-sea continental scale of Canadian national
The Gothictradition was carried no further. In the case of South Africa, the
Union parliament was developed out of the colonial Cape parliament. Responsible
government at the