Politicos flock to O'Neil's book launch: photographs by Jake Wright

Vancouver Sun Hill reporter Peter O'Neil, author of I Am A Métis: The Story of Gerry St. Germain; Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose, and former Conservative Sen. Gerry St. Germain, pictured Dec. 6 at the Métropolitain Brasserie in Ottawa at Mr. O'Neil's book launch. Jake Wright

Mr. O'Neil holds court at his book launch and thanks all his friends, family and colleagues who came. Jake Wright

The books. Jake Wright

J.P. Veitch, who is Ms. Ambrose's partner, and Ms. Ambrose. Jake Wright

Mr. St. Germain gives Ms. Ambrose a hug. Jake Wright

Hill Times editor Kate Malloy, former Edmonton Journal reporter Norm Ovenden, and iPolitics editor Stephen Maher. Jake Wright

Ind. Sen. Larry Campbell Jake Wright

Mr. O'Neil and Globe columnist Lawrence Martin. Jake Wright

Mr. Ljunggren and former Hill reporter Norma Greenaway. Jake Wright

iPolitics editor Stephen Maher and Ms. Ambrose. Jake Wright

Stephen Hendrie and Gerry St. Germain. Jake Wright

Former Progressive Conservative MP Leo Duguay, Greg Weston, and Reuters reporter David Ljunggren. Jake Wright