About the Senate


The Speaker of the Senate has a suite of rooms located at the east end of Centre Block which contain furniture and decorations bearing witness to defining moments in Canadian history. Among the pieces of furniture is the table at which the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982, was signed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, witnessed by the Prime Minister and future Senators Kirby and Pitfield, among others. This brochure briefly examines the table’s history: its significance, origin, features and how it came to its current location in the Senate.

The Constitution Table in the Speaker’s office