The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the monarch (represented by the governor general) and the House of Commons. The Senate and the House of Commons sit in separate chambers in the Centre Block on Parliament Hill. The chamber in which the Senate sits is sometimes called the red chamber, due to the red cloth that adorns the chamber as well as the throne. The red Senate Chamber is lavishly decorated, in contrast with the more modest green House of Commons Chamber. This decorative scheme is inherited from the British Houses of Parliament, where the House of Lords chamber is a lavish room with red benches, whereas the House of Commons chamber is more sparsely decorated and is furnished in green.
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