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Shaw Rocket Fund brings out politicos, entertainers for prize gala next week

By Marco Vigliotti      

Trudeau taps Edmonton MP Boissonnault as adviser for LGBTQ2 community.

Dozens of ministers and MPs are expected to attend the 2016 Shaw Rocket Prize awards gala next Wednesday at Ottawa's Shaw Centre. The event honours the best in Canadian children’s and youth programming. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pictured at the 2011 gala with Dino Dan host Jason Spevack. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will be on hand to dish out the hardware at 2016 Shaw Rocket Prize awards gala next Wednesday, organizers have announced. The awards celebrate the best in Canadian screen-based media for kids, and the gala will be hosted at Ottawa's Shaw Centre. In addition to Ms. Joly (Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Que.), several other ministers and about 50 MPs have confirmed their attendance. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau, Que.), who also serves as the minister of youth, has attended the

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