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Belgians turn John A. Macdonald Building into hip bar to show off food, beer

By Chelsea Nash      

A crowd of MPs and Hill staffers snap up Belgian cheese, beer, and more.

Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji shows off a beer-themed t-shirt to House Speaker Geoff Regan, and Belgian Ambassador Raoul Delcorde at the annual Taste of Belgium event on Oct. 18. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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Despite tense times among both Canadian and Belgian officials over the CETA deal potentially going sour, the Belgian Embassy in Ottawa made everyone feel a little bit better with some beer and comfort food at its annual Taste of Belgium event last week. Belgian Ambassador Raoul Delcorde greeted guests from the diplomatic community and of all political stripes as they arrived at the much-anticipated event on the evening of Oct. 18 with empty stomachs and a thirst for

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