Election years always make for fun times (for this photographer, anyways) at Vancouver's Chinese New Year Parade.
With the Year of the Snake bringing with it the 2013 B.C. election, Premier Christy Clark and NDP Leader Adrian Dix were among the swarm of politicians spotted
campaigning in Chinatown celebrating the Lunar New Year on Sunday (February 17).
It wasn't just provincial politicians working the crowd. Federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages James Moore, Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, and other federal and municipal politicians were out in force as well.
Then there were the young Conservatives handing out lai see (no lucky money inside, unfortunately) from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who did not attend.
Here's some of my photos from the 40th Chinese New Year Parade.