Barack Obama books greeted you at the Ottawa airport.
The red carpet and red duct tape was rolled out.
The protective case under the Peace Tower.
Part of what kept that case together.
Environemental Defence hosted the only real Obama pre-party the night before the president’s arrival. This Canadian environmental advocacy group packed the Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant. Below, executive director Rick Smith addresses the mixed and very multi-partisan crowd.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson’s team: Carol Grenier (top left), Tina Arvanitis (top right), Zac Healy (cool glasses), Andrew Bernardo (no glasses) and Barack Obama.
Summa Strategies’s Tim Powers with some dude.
Powers (right), with Smith (left), the NDP’s Brad Lavigne and Kevin Bosch (in the back), Director of Strategic Communications in Ignatieff’s office.
Liberals Mathieu Gravel (left), from the Liberal Party of Canada’s National Office (he serves as a compliance officer for convention 2009), and Daniel Rubinstein and from Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry’s office.
Lindsay Doyle from Michael Ignatieff’s office.
Mark Sakamoto from Michael Ignatieff’s office with macleans.ca’s Kady O’Malley.
Josh McJannett from Summa Strategies.
Powers, Obama and Mark Cameron from the PMO.
The hill when Obama arrived.
All the glitz and glam being put away for another presidential visit.