No filters was the tone of the 2017 Press Gallery Dinner

Reporters donned their best party gowns and dusted off their tuxes for an evening mingling with politicos at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner on June 3 at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau.

Global News' David Akin with his date, NDP MP Charlie Angus. Photograph courtesy of David Akin's Twitter

The Hill Times' Party Central columnist Shruti Shekar with her Press Gallery Dinner date Liberal MP Raj Grewal, sitting alongside Liberal Liberal MP Francis Drouin and The Hill Times' Samantha Wright Allen. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Radio Canada's Louis Blouin, left, with Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould and Radio Canada's Daniel Thibeault. Photograph courtesy of Karina Gould's Twitter

The Wire Report's Charelle Evelyn with her date, David Lametti, parliamentary secretary to Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello with her date for the night, Rheal Lewis, chief of staff to Government House Leader Bardish Chagger. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen

Indian High Commissioner Vikas Swarup, left, with his wife, Aparna Swarup, alongside Brahamjot Bains and her husband, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains. Photograph courtesy of Vikas Swarup's Twitter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arriving with his squad, top staffers Gerry Butts and Katie Telford included. Photograph courtesy of David Akin's Twitter

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Photograph courtesy of Marci Surkes' Twitter

The Hill Times' Party Central columnist Shruti Shekar with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

The Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane

Newfoundlanders unite! Actor Greg Malone, left, with comedian Rick Mercer, the CBC's David Cochrane, and his date, Mark Critch from This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Photograph courtesy of Mark Critch's Twitter

Actua CEO Jennifer Flanagan, right, with Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef. Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Flanagan's Twitter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau having a moment with newly elected Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer. Photograph courtesy of Mark Critch's Twitter

Equal Voice's Nancy Peckford with former Hill Times reporter Chelsea Nash. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane

Bloc Québécois Leader Martine Ouellet takes a selfie on stage with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during her speech. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane

Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde dons a cowboy hat to sing a journalism-themed rendition of Garth Brooks' country song Friends in Low Places. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane