U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden comes to Ottawa: photographs by Jake Wright

Thank you, thank you, very much: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Mr. Biden praised Canada at the state dinner held at the Sir John A Macdonald Building in Ottawa on Dec.8 and said: 'Vive le Canada because we need you very, very badly.' Jake Wright

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Jake Wright

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney. Jake Wright

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney. Jake Wright

Senate Speaker George Furey and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Jake Wright

Senate Speaker George Furey and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. Jake Wright

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and La Presse's Joel-Denis Bellavance. Jake Wright

Liberal MP Yvonne Jones and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil Jake Wright

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Jake Wright

Immigration Minister John McCallum. Jake Wright

President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Perrin Beatty, and former Mulroney-era cabinet minister. Jake Wright

Vice News' Justin Ling. Jake Wright

Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan. Jake Wright