NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in conversation with Paul Wells at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa February 6, 2018. Photograph by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine
For the past three years, the Dominion City Brewing Company has partnered with some of Ottawa’s best chefs, bakers, artists, and growers to host Makin’ It Grain – an event that raises money for FarmWorks, a project of Operation Come Home. FarmWorks is a certified organic vegetable farm in Ottawa that employs at-risk youth in paying positions to build skills and confidence through work experience. Dominion City Brewing Company is an Ottawa craft brewery that makes really delicious beers and is committed to supporting the local community. This years culinary lineup included Prime Minister Justin’s Trudeau’s personal chef Katie Ardington, The Albion Rooms executive chef Jesse Brett Bell, Andaz Ottawa executive chef Stephen La Salle, Holland’s Cake and Shake pastry chef Holly Laham, and Dominion CItys head brewer Scott Denyer.
David Johnston completed his extended term as Canada’s Governor General earlier this year after spending seven years at Rideau Hall. Over those years, I spent a healthy amount of time photographing His Excellency – everything from portrait sittings and interviews, to meeting veterans at Remembrance Day and awarding the Orders of Canada.
Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP). Photographs by Blair Gable for the Toronto Star
Canada’s 29th Governor General Julie Payette takes part in her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chambers on Parliament Hill and at Rideau Hall in Ottawa October 2, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable for the Globe and Mail
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with an boy who fell over the security railing while trying to take a photo of him during Canada Day celebrations as the country marks its 150th anniversary since confederation, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa July 1, 2017. Despite the rain and a large security presence, people waited in lines for up to 8 hours to enter Parliament Hill. REUTERS/Blair Gable
My buddy Randy has an awesome, local fashion and gear company inspired by good coffee, adventure and clean design. Check out our Black Coffee Apparel lifestyle shoot in the back-woods of Cantley, Quebec. You’ll see me rolling in his gear and it’s my favourite. http://www.blackcoffeeapparel.com
Interim Conservative Party of Canada leader Rona Ambrose has announced that she will give up her seat as MP when this session of Parliament ends. A new party leader will also be elected later this month. Ambrose has had many roles as a Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Spruce Grove and Sturgeon River—Parkland, including Environment Minister, Western Economic Diversification and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Labour and Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Minister of Health, and Leader of the Opposition. Portrait by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine.
Rona Ambrose, MP for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, enjoys a wine tasting at Cave Springs Aug. 9, 2005. Photo by Blair Gable for St. Catharines Standard.
Rona Ambrose speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 28, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable for Reuters
Interim CPC leader Rona Ambrose gets a smooch from her partner JP after they move into Stornoway in Ottawa November 12, 2015. Photo by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine
Rona Ambrose celebrates after accepting the Parliamentarian of the Year Award for Hardest Working MP at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Photo by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine.
Interview with Rona Ambrose at Stornoway in Ottawa June 21, 2016. Photo by Blair Gable for the Toronto Star.
The last time the Juno’s were in Ottawa, I was flying home from Belize. So I was very happy to be shooting the event for Reuters this time around. Here are some of my favs from the night.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, their kids, along with the Governor General of Canada David Johnston and his wife Sharron, attended the event.
Bryan Adams and Russell Peters hosted.
Shaun Mendes performed.
July Talk performed.
Ruth B performed and won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award.
The Prime Minster and his wife also paid tribute to Leonard Cohen, who won Album of the Year.
The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie spoke via video message, and the band won the Group of the Year award and Rock Album of the Year.
Alessia Cara won the Pop Album of the Year award.
Shaun Mendes accepted the Fan Choice award.
Billy Talent performed.
Jim Cuddy and Buffy Sainte-Marie present the Album of the Year award…
…to Leonard Cohens’ son and grandson.
Sarah Mclachlan performed and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She also looks amazing.
The whole gang helped Bryan Adams perform Summer of ’69. White Horse, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Talent, The Arkells, The Barenaked Ladies, July Talk, etc. all performed.
China’s Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye in Ottawa March 21, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable