Political Ottawa says goodbye to Mauril Bélanger, Aug. 27, 2016

Politicos packed Ottawa's Notre-Dame Cathedral for the funeral of the longtime Ottawa-Vanier MP, who died Aug. 15 of ALS.

Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud, centre. Behind him are Government House Leader Bardish Chagger and Carleton University President Roseann O'Reilly Runte. Sam Garcia photo

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna enters the church. Sam Garcia photo

Immigration Minister John McCallum and his wife, Nancy Lim. Sam Garcia photo

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell enters the church. Sam Garcia photo

Francophonie Secretary-General Michaëlle Jean, Canada’s former governor general, gives a eulogy. Sam Garcia photo

Mr. Bélanger’s wife, Catherine, centre, and his stepson Barclay Easton, left. Mr. Easton gave a eulogy. Sam Garcia photo

From left, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Conservative MP Denis Lebel. Sam Garcia photo

Margaret Trudeau, PM Justin Trudeau, and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, watch Mauril Bélanger’s hearse leave after the funeral. Sam Garcia photo