About 500 of Canada's most prominent people packed the Fairmont Château Laurier on Wednesday, March 11.
Government Leader in the Senate Claude Carignan, ministers Christian Paradis and Chris Alexander, Conservative MP Joan Crockett, CTV's Mercedes Stephenson, and event member of the Politics and the Pen organizing committee Dan Mader.
Authors Steven Galloway and Alison Loat, Catherine McKenna, Gerald Butts, Elizabeth Gray-Smith, and John Ivison.
Andrew Saxton, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Finance.
Politics and the Pen co-chair Jill Scheer and her husband, Speaker of the House Andrew Scheer.
U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) executive director Stephen Hendrie.
Andrew Scheer's chief of staff Kenzie Potter and NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel.
Co-host of the evening, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, and NDP MP Charlie Angus.
Conrad Black, in conversation with event organizer and iPolitics' social columnist Elizabeth Gray-Smith.
Director of communications for Canada's National Arts Centre, Rosemary Thompson.
Conservative MP Gord Brown, his wife Claudine and design consultant Kelly Mounce.
Rogers Communications vice chairman Phil Lind, Senator Janice Johnson, Minister of Sport Bal Gosal, and Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay.
Minister of Defence Jason Kenney and NDP industry critic Peggy Nash.
NDP national director and Politics and the Pen co-chair Anne McGrath.
Co-hosts Tony Clement and CBC Radio 2's Tom Power, with National Post's Stephen Maher.
MPs Megan Leslie and Lisa Raitt lending their voices to a 'Sweet Caroline' sing-along, with Tony Clement, Stephen Maher, Tom Power, and Richard Madan.
The Shaughnessy Cohen 2014 nominees in the running for the $25,000 prize: Joseph Heath for Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives; Chantal Hébert with Jean Lapierre for The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was; Naomi Klein for This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate; John Ralston Saul for The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power and Influence; and Graham Steele for What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise—and Collapse—of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government.
And the winner is... Joseph Heath for Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy, and Our Lives.