CPAC rings in 25 years with packed bash

About 400 people came to CPAC’s 25th anniversary shindig on Sept. 18, at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, including 100 MPs, 100 Hill staffers, and cabinet ministers Bardish Chagger and Karina Gould.

Bluesky Strategy’s Elizabeth Gray-Smith and CPAC's Glen McInnis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The NDP whip’s office’s Theresa Kavanagh and former NDP MP Svend Robinson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

National Observer’s Carl Meyer, freelance reporter Christopher Guly, and the National Post’s Marie-Danielle Smith. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

B.C. NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Liberal MP Alexandra Mendès points to her Montreal riding on a map of Canada’s ridings. At the party CPAC launched Route 338, multimedia profiles of each of the 338 electoral districts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Rogers' Phil Lind, whose company is one of the consortium of cable firms in charge of the station. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Conservative MP Tony Clement and the National Arts Centre’s Rosemary Thompson. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

CPAC CEO Catherine Cano and Liberal MP Denis Paradis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade