Federal Election - 2015

Federal Election - 2015

This election was about change. No doubt about that.

Stephen Harper announces the start of the election. I was in the front row of the public gallery, and this is as close as I could get to him.  I'm using a zoom lens set at an effective 184mm focal length. I guess he wanted to keep his distance. 
A week later Justin Trudeau held his first Ottawa rally.  I'm kept a similar (perhaps further) distance away, but not by ropes & security, but by the public gallery in front of me.
Justin seemed to be able to pull in a crowd just like his father Pierre did in 1968.
The mood of much of the public was captured by this "Harperman, It's time for you to go" sing-a-long lead by Tony Turner on the front steps of Parliament just before election day.
Quite a change. The first full day of the new government and Justin Trudeau walked right past me out the front door of Parliament.  A little while later it was reported that former PM Stephen Harper snuck out the back door.
Stephane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Catherine McKenna, Environment Minister.
John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Bill Blair, Liberal MP for Scarborough Southwest.
Geng Tan, Liberal MP for Don Valley North.
Seamus O'Regan, Liberal MP for St. John's South - Mt. Pearl.
Darell Samson, Liberal MP for Sackville - Preston - Chezzetcook, looking up at the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.

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