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Full moon rises on Christmas Eve in Ottawa December 24, 2015. The full moon will peak at 6:11 am EST on December 25, marking the first full moon to happen on Christmas day since 1977. The phenomenon won’t happen again until 2034.     REUTERS/Blair Gable

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Cabinet Ministers for Maclean’s Magazine

Shortly after being sworn into Cabinet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Governor General’s David Johnston, a few new Cabinet Ministers stood in front of the Canada Doors in the foyer of the House of Commons for a portrait.

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John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

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Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

 

DCBC Pop-Up Dinner

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Dominion City Brewing Company brewmaster Josh McJannett, Albion Rooms chef Stephen La Salle, Around the Block Butcher Shop butcher David Wallace, and artist Erin O’Neill, and others, joined forces at the pop-up dinner Makin’ It Grain to raise money for Farm Works in Ottawa. Photos by Ottawa photographer Blair Gable

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Speaker Geoff Regan for Toronto Star

Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa December 9, 2015. This is the same office that legendary photographer Yousuf Karsh took the portrait of a very grumpy Sir Winston Churchill. Regan has promised to return proper decorum to the House of Commons during Question Period. Photo by Ottawa photographer Blair Gable for Toronto Star / Star Touch

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Highway 401 Truck Accident

I was on my way to Kingston for another assignment when I came across this accident on highway 401. It isn’t every day that you see a helicopter landed on the highway. It happened right after an off-ramp, so I ditched the truck on the side of the road and ran to cover the scene. The truck was turning onto the the highway when the straps holding its load broke sending the cargo across the highway and causing the truck to flip over.

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Accident involving a transport truck on highway 401 eastbound in Prescott November 3, 2015. A section of the 401 east was shut down and one person was taken to hospital by helicopter. Photo by Blair Gable

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Young NDP MPs for Toronto Star

During the 2011 Canadian Federal Election, the NDP won many ridings across Canada in the “Orange Crush” and many of those MPs were quite young. Before the 2015 election, I photographed six of them, including the McGill Four, for the Toronto Star. Of the six, only Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Pierre-Luc Dusseault and Matthew Dube retained their seats.

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NDP Members of Parliament Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Laurin Liu, Charmaine Borg, Mylene Freeman, Ruth Ellen Brosseau and Matthew Dube on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 22, 2015. Photo by Blair Gable for The Toronto Star

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