The night also celebrated the reopening of the French embassy's Salon de Bouleaux, which had undergone renovations in September.
Former prime minister Joe Clark, French Ambassador Kareen Rispal, and Maureen McTeer enjoy the night, which celebrated 90 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and France. The Hill Times photograph by Jean-Marc Carisse
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