Sunday, July 28, 2013

Queen Victoria Memorial

Queen Victoria is in a prominent location on Parliament Hill north of the West Block. The shield at the base of the monument has symbols for all the provinces that were part of Canada during Queen Victoria's reign.

Note the fascis on the lower plinth. This was a commonly used symbol for authority until World War II when Mussolini adopted the symbol and the name of it for his Fascist Party. That symbol is hardly ever used now.