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Party time: your guide to the best Hill shindigs of the fall session

The Shaw Convention Centre and National Arts Centre are the hot venues for this fall’s social scene.
CBC's The National host Peter Mansbridge, Global National producer Leslie Stojsic, CTV Power Play host Don Martin, and Toronto Star columnist Chantal Hebért at the last Parliamentary Internship party at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield in 2014. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
By Rachel Aiello      

PARLIAMENT HILL—Pack up those pride flags, set your clocks to Ottawa time, and pull your parkas out of storage, Hillites, because the fall session is here. That means it is time for some of the best shindigs and soirées of the year. There’s the always politically star-studded Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Internship Fundraiser; the celebrity-filled Hope Live fundraiser; the culinary competition Gold Medal Plates; the playful Shaw Rocket Prize; and every h’ors d’oeuvre-stuffed lobby reception in between. Here, The Hill Times has you covered.

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