I'm finishing this walkabout on Parliament Hill today with two more statues. The first is Wilfred Laurier, the accomplished Liberal Prime Minister from 1896-1911. He stands at the southeast edge of Parliament Hill, with the East Block at his back, and the Chateau Laurier, named in his honour, before him.
This is the most recent monument on Parliament Hill, the War of 1812 Monument. It features several figures clustered together- a Metis artillery crewman, infantry soldier, Canadian militiaman, First Nations scout, Navy sailor, British Army officer, and a nurse. I still think it should have been placed elsewhere- Confederation Park or Green Island, both locations with other military monuments- but the previous federal government had been on a military history binge and had it placed here. It was sculpted by a Toronto artist, Adrienne Alison, and unveiled in November 2014. The sculpture is officially titled Triumph Through Diversity.