I would like the House to take note of today's use of the wooden mace.
This mace is a reminder of the fire that claimed seven lives and destroyed the Parliament buildings the night of February 3, 1916.
The original mace was one of the objects destroyed in the fire. The wooden replica you see here today was made after the fire and was used until the United Kingdom gifted us the current mace in 1917.
As the House will not be sitting Saturday, the anniversary of the fire, the wooden mace is being used today to recall what happened 102 years ago.