Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A new view of the House of Commons

Has anyone else noticed that we're seeing some new views of the inside of the House of Commons in Ottawa? This photo of Stephen Harper and Stephane Dion, shot by Chris Wattie of Reuters, is a remarkable shot, no question.

But it's also a view that I don't remember seeing before. It looks like the photographer was sitting in the back benches behind Harper. How did they get that shot?

When I was a reporter, photographers were only allowed on the floor of the chamber on special occasions like a Throne Speech, not during Question Period. I wonder if the rules have changed when I wasn't watching.

Anybody know the answer? Leave a comment with your ideas.

Photo credit: Chris Wattie, Reuters

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