Maxime Bernier for Maclean’s


Conservative Member of Parliament Maxime Bernier in his Confederation Building office in Ottawa April, 2017. Bernier is running for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership with a Libertarian agenda and has been seen as a front-runner for much of the race. Bernier was backed by Kevin O’Leary after he dropped out of the race. Photograph by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

Rona Ambrose, Member of Parliament


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.

Charlie Angus for Maclean’s Magazine

New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) Charlie Angus has officially announced that he will be running for the party’s leadership. These portraits were taken on a very snowy day in December behind the Museum of History, with the shadow of Parliament Hill behind us, for Maclean’s Magazine when Angus was musing about the idea of running for leader.

Kent Hehr for Maclean’s

Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will give Peter Stoffer and Rodger Cuzner a run for their money in the nicest-guy-on-Parliamen-Hill contest. I photographed him quickly in the rotunda of Centre Block on Parliament Hill for Macleans Magazine.

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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.


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


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


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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