Despite threats of a boycott, many Canadian politicos showed up to the party. 'We should come here. We don’t have control over what the U.S. does or does not do; we only have control of how we present ourselves,' said Senator Michael MacDonald.
U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft raises a glass of bourbon at the 4th of July party last Wednesday. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Despite some threats of a boycott, U.S. ambassador Kelly Craft’s Fourth of July party drew in MPs, ministers, and journalists among the roughly 1,000 guests who attended.
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