Mitchel Raphael

PHOTO GALLERY: MPs and the Year of the Snake

MPs and Senators celebrated Chinese New Year at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa. The event was put on by the Chinese New Year Celebration Committee. The Year of the Snake celebration saw Liberal Sen. Mac Harb was dressed as the God of Fortune.

Peter Stoffer puts on the pink mittens

NDP MP Peter Stoffer lends a hand, well two, to help with breast cancer awareness.

PHOTO GALLERY: Big Cheeses Gather in Ottawa

MPs  helped packed  the ballroom  of the Fairmont Château Laurier for a reception put on by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Mitchel Raphael on health and hats on Parliament Hill

Pat Martin puts on his beaver hat for Idle No More, while Olivia Chow will be looking more serious after partial facial paralysis.

Photo Gallery: The Speaker’s Robbie Burns Dinner

Mitchel Raphael takes in the Speaker’s second annual celebration of the Scottish bard

Photo Gallery: Idle No More on Parliament Hill

‘This is a moment in history when change arrives,’ AFN chief Shawn Atleo said. ‘You are the change we’ve been waiting for.’

Toques and furs: Winter hats on the Hill

For the the first day back, MPs brought out their head gear to keep warm and join the Idle No More protesters outside.

PHOTO GALLERY: Ontario Liberal leadership convention

The big Wynne! Kathleen Wynne wins the Ontario Liberal leadership race in Toronto. Teachers and others protest outside (including an eagle).

Capital Diary: The personal touch of the Idle No More movement

Niki Ashton’s riding and Martha Hall Findlay’s new hair

Mitchel Raphael on tips from politicians for hunger strikes

Elizabeth May recalls going 17 days without food