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House Speaker Milliken's fun and frolic at The Farm

When you get more than 200 MPs and journalists together under a big white tent with plenty of booze available, plenty of juicy gossip is bound to be the most delicious side dish. And so it was.

After spending a long day in the House of Commons, the last thing House Speaker Peter Milliken expected to find when he got home on a hot and humid evening was a group of people in his bedroom. But that was what he found last Monday night when he welcomed more than 200 Members of Parliament and members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery to The Farm, his official Gatineau Park residence at Kingsmere, for a barbecue.

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House Speaker Milliken's fun and frolic at The Farm

When you get more than 200 MPs and journalists together under a big white tent with plenty of booze available, plenty of juicy gossip is bound to be the most delicious side dish. And so it was.

After spending a long day in the House of Commons, the last thing House Speaker Peter Milliken expected to find when he got home on a hot and humid evening was a group of people in his bedroom. But that was what he found last Monday night when he welcomed more than 200 Members of Parliament and members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery to The Farm, his official Gatineau Park residence at Kingsmere, for a barbecue.

  

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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