Although the number of contributors to the federal Conservatives began dropping last April, the party still raised more money through the first nine months of 2013 than it did during the same period in 2012, and still outfundraises all of the other parties.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela visited Ottawa in May 1992. The honorary Canadian who helped end apartheid in his country died on Dec. 5 at 95 years old. Governor General David Johnston said, "When history speaks of the very best examples of humanity, we will speak of Nelson Mandela." He's pictured here with former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.