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Tories cursed May, but House marathon vote drew out some old-fashioned Commons camaraderie too

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Break time: Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel, Chris Alexander, Ed Holder, Phil McColeman, Dean Allison, Jason Kenney and Dave Van Kesteren.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The first I heard of last week’s vote marathon was at Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore’s post-Sheepdogs concert reception at the National Arts Centre June 6. A senior Conservative staffer turned to me and said, “Can you believe what Elizabeth May is doing to us?” I personally had no idea what she was talking about but her tone suggested treason was afoot. 

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Tories cursed May, but House marathon vote drew out some old-fashioned Commons camaraderie too

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Break time: Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel, Chris Alexander, Ed Holder, Phil McColeman, Dean Allison, Jason Kenney and Dave Van Kesteren.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The first I heard of last week’s vote marathon was at Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore’s post-Sheepdogs concert reception at the National Arts Centre June 6. A senior Conservative staffer turned to me and said, “Can you believe what Elizabeth May is doing to us?” I personally had no idea what she was talking about but her tone suggested treason was afoot. 

  
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Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Fourth of July party at U.S. ambassador's residence July 6, 2015

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The dance floor was packed all evening, as The Digs played an assortment of Motown tunes. Even the Band of the Governor General's Foot Guards got in on the fun.

The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, joined by his wife, Vicki, and Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson and his wife, Arlene.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson addressing a tent full of diplomats early in the evening, with his wife Arlene and Mr. and Mrs. Heyman.

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U.S. Ambassador Bruce Heyman getting down on the dance floor, as Donna Chevrier, owner of Ola Cocina restaurant, looks on.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman, joined onstage by their two daughters, Liza and Caroline.

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Bruce and Vicki Heyman testing out one of the vintage cars on display.

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Cakes from Eli's Cheesecake were flown in from Chicago just for the event—salted caramel, chocolate chip and blackberry sour cream. Shockingly, no pie was served at these Fourth of July festivities.

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