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The 30 Best Canadian Political Photos Of 2014

12/29/2014 09:55 EST | Updated 12/29/2014 09:59 EST
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It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words and, in 2014, many great political stories were told because the right shot was taken at the right moment.

The following photos are some of our favourites this year and provide something of a look back at the year in Canadian politics.

All of these images are the result of the hard work and talent of photographers at The Canadian Press, including: Sean Kilpatrick, Chris Young, Jason Franson, Graham Hughes, Paul Chiasson, Justin Tang, Frank Gunn, Fred Chartrand, Darren Calabrese, Andrew Collins, Andrew Vaughan, Darryl Dyck, Ryan Remiorz, Paul Daly, Jacques Boissinot, Adrian Wyld and John Woods.

  • A Moment Of Reflection
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel in January.
  • Horsing Around
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford roughhouses with Budget Chief Frank Di Giorgio during a Toronto city council meeting in late January.
  • Well, What Can I Tell You?
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
    Alberta Premier Alison Redford announces her resignation in March amid growing unrest in her PC caucus over her expenses.
  • The Fist Pump
    THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Graham Hughes
    Star candidate Pierre Karl Peladeau gestures shortly after he's introduced as the newest member of Pauline Marois' PQ team.
  • Sealed With A Kiss
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
    Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard kisses his wife, Suzanne Pilote, after winning the provincial election in April.
  • Meanwhile, Over At PQ Headquarters...
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
    PQ Leader Pauline Marois puts on a brave face after her party was defeated and she lost her own seat to a Liberal.
  • Thanks, Jim
    THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Justin Tang
    The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit up in green in honour of former Finance Minister (and proud Irishman) Jim Flaherty, who passed away on April 10.
  • Amazing Grace
    CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    Ontario PC MPP Christine Elliott and her triplet sons, Quinn, John, and Galen, wait for the start of the state funeral for her late husband, Jim Flaherty.
  • 'You're Forgetting Us'
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
    Jenifer Migneault comforts her husband, veteran Claude Rainville, in Ottawa shortly after chasing down Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino and pleading for more help for military spouses. Rainville has PTSD.
  • For The Wynne
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
    Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne takes the stage after winning the provincial election and capturing a majority government in June.
  • Meanwhile, Over At PC Headquarters
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
    Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak thanks supporters after his party's big loss.
  • Not Sweating It
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Collins
    Sen. Mike Duffy sits in a van outside a P.E.I. dog kennel in July, a day after learning he faces 31 charges, including fraud, bribery and breach of trust.
  • Right In The Kisser
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
    Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau takes one in the face during a sparring session in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Don't worry, Grits. The man who punched him threw a fundraiser for Trudeau later in the day.
  • Take Up Our Quarrel
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
    Retired Major Mark Campbell, who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, speaks during a veterans rally on Parliament Hill.
  • All About Balance
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
    Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shows off a neat trick with his 5-month-old son Hadrien during a summer stop in Vancouver.
  • The Plunge
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
    Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna take the ALS ice bucket challenge after the Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown.
  • On The Run
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
    Former Conservative staffer Michael Sona runs from a news videographer after leaving a Guelph court in August. Sona was found guilty of trying to prevent voters from casting ballots during the 2011 federal election and, in November, was sentenced to nine months in jail.
  • That's Premier Prentice To You
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
    Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jim Prentice celebrates after winning the Alberta PC leadership race in September.
  • Planes, Trains, And Automobiles
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird waits for his next flight after a visit to Iraq in September.
  • His Brother's Keeper
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
    Doug Ford files his papers to run for Toronto mayor in September after his younger brother, Rob Ford, dropped out of the race to battle cancer.
  • Cod Bless You
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
    Paul Davis makes his way to the stage after winning the leadership of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative party in September.
  • The Eyes Have It
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
    New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant smiles on the campaign trail. Gallant, 33, was elected that province's youngest premier in September.
  • Standing On Guard
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
    The Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers, hailed as a hero for his role stopping the shooter who stormed Parliament Hill, receives a standing ovation in the House of Commons in October.
  • Vic-Tory
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
    John Tory addresses supporters after winning the the Toronto mayoral election, bringing an end (for now) to the Ford era.
  • United
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau leave the church after funeral services for warrant officer Patrice Vincent in November.
  • Do Not Go Gentle
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
    Embattled Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger scrums with media after the resignation of five key cabinet ministers.
  • Put 'Er There
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
    Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson celebrates after being elected for a third term in November.
  • Let's Face It
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper performs the hongi -- a traditional greeting involving the pressing of noses and clasping of hands -- with a Maori warrior in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 'You Are So Loved'
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
    Barbara Winters, the woman who tried to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, rises up from the gallery after she is acknowledged by the Speaker of the House of Commons.
  • Welcome Aboard
    THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
    Alberta Premier Jim Prentice welcomes former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith to his caucus in December.

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