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Ottawa’s ‘nerd prom’ Politics & the Pen happens Wednesday night

By Shruti Shekar      

Plus, The Toronto Star's Daniel Dale tells reporters at a World Press Freedom luncheon that they need to be more 'aggressive' in reporting on the truth.

That's a good one, Scott: Rona Ambrose, who was then acting Conservative leader, and Treasury Board President Scott Brison, killed it with their jokes at last year's Politics & the Pen gala. This year's co-hosts are Government House Leader Bardish Chagger and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times file photograph
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One of political Ottawa’s social events of the year is just around the corner, so get out your ball gowns and tuxedos people, because Politics & the Pen is this Wednesday and the winner of the highly coveted Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing will be announced. The award is given out every year by the Writers' Trust of Canada to the author of a book who captures a political subject that is of relevance to Canadian readers

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