Youth Parliament of Manitoba’s crest was redesigned for the 96th Winter Session. The new design was created by YPM Senator Madeline Metcalfe (90-94th Session). The mace, which has become a recognizable symbol of YPM, sits at the top of the crest and represents our connection to Westminster Parliamentary Democracy. The polar bear and bison, together with the crocus (Manitoba’s official flower), represent our connection to the land which we inhabit. The wheat serves to represent the historical role of agriculture in Manitoba’s history and economy, as well as echo the Golden Boy on top of the Manitoba Legislature. The Golden Boy is itself a symbol of youthfulness, optimism, and prosperity. Thus, our crest represents the traditions our Parliament rests upon and the northern and southern reaches of our province coming together.