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Liberals pack Sir John A., others flock to the Métropolitain for budget night

By Rachel Aiello      

Just a few hours after Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2016 budget in the House, Liberal MPs and Hill staffers that weren’t on the media circuit made their way into the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Wellington Street for the first social gathering of the evening.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured March 22 at the Liberals' party in the newly-renovated Sir John A. Macdonald Building after Mr. Morneau released the federal government's budget in the Commons. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

New traditions were formed last Tuesday evening. Red is the new black and post-budget soirées have a new home, or two. Just a few hours after Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2016 budget in the House, Liberal MPs and Hill staffers who weren’t on the media circuit made their way into the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Wellington Street for the first social gathering of the evening. Unfortunately, literal "sunny ways" didn’t last much past the 4

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