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Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner May 9, 2015

After the formal dinner was over, the side stage opened up and saw a rotation of performances. Pictured here is Tony Clement, right, accompanied by Radio-Canada’s Mylène Crête, CPAC’s Glen McInnis and Postmedia’s Stephen Maher.

Canadian Press journalist Jennifer Ditchburn accepting the 2015 Charles Lynch journalism award.

After the formal dinner was over, the side stage opened up and saw a rotation of performances. Pictured here is Tony Clement, right, accompanied by Radio-Canada’s Mylène Crête, CPAC’s Glen McInnis and Postmedia’s Stephen Maher.

Canadian Press journalist Jennifer Ditchburn accepting the 2015 Charles Lynch journalism award.

At The Lobby Monitor, The Wire Report and Parliament Now table were Environics' Greg MacEachern, Alyssa O'Dell, NDP MP Charmaine Borg, and Yael Berger.

CBC Power and Politics writer Kathleen Harris, CBC reporter Rosie Barton, and ENsight's Jacquie Larocque.

At The Lobby Monitor, The Wire Report and Parliament Now table were Environics' Greg MacEachern, Alyssa O'Dell, NDP MP Charmaine Borg, and Yael Berger.

Embassy Newspaper's team and their dates. Anne Marie Creskey, left, Australian Deputy High Commissioner Adrian Morrison, Carl Meyer, Albanian Ambassador Elida Eqerem, Kristin Shane, Croatian Ambassador Veselko Grubišić, Esprit de Corps magazine Editor Scott Taylor, and Marie Danielle Smith.

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The Toronto Star's Les Whittington and Tim Harper, and NDP national director Anne McGrath.

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Anne McGrath, Kenzie Potter, Ailish Campbell, Jennifer Ditchburn and Stella Ambler.

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NDP House Leader Peter Julian and his date, the Globe's Gloria Galloway.

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Bloomberg reporters Theo Argitis and Josh Wingrove, with Labour and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch.

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Jenna Fyfe, Canada AM host Beverly Thompson, Tom Mulcair and Catherine Pinhas.

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Shortly after her remarks, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May was back on stage, joining Ms. Leslie and Ms. Raitt, as well as The Ottawa Citizen's Mark Kennedy, who led a rendition of the Beatles hit Hey Jude, turned into Hey Steve.

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau giving his address.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch, as Mr. Mulcair, interviewing himself.

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CBC comedian Rick Mercer giving a roast of the entire crowd, taking a turn making jabs at all the party leaders, and the press.

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NDP MP Megan Leslie and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt kicking the night off with Election Time, a take on the classic tune Sweet Caroline.

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The room was filled with the who's who of political Ottawa. Among them, spotted in this picture are Parliament Now Editor Asha Hingorani, NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie, and iPolitics' Elizabeth Thompson.

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Attendees poured into the Métropolitain Brasserie for the after-party and tore up the dance floor well into the early morning.

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