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Politics and the Pen draws 500, PMO says farewell to Persichilli, rookies mark one year in Commons

By Bea Vongdouangchanh      

In Ottawa party-speak, they’re called Wonderful Wednesdays and last Wednesday night was wonderful. Two high-powered shindigs happened on April 25—the large and swishy Politics and the Pen soirée at the Chateau Laurier Hotel and a much smaller, intimate farewell soirée for former PMO director of communications Angelo Persichilli at Social on Sussex. Your trusty HOH columnist went to the 500-person Politics and the Pen cocktail, but skipped the dinner to head to the farewell bash, along with HOH’s sidekicks Hill Times reporter Jessica Bruno (who writes about the Politics and the Pen evening in her Party Central column in this week’s issue) and Hill Times editor Kate Malloy

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