'Politics and the Pen is probably the exact opposite of social distancing. We cram so many people into the ballroom that you can barely keep one to two inches away,' says Jim Armour.
Guest, pictured on the terrace of the Chateau Laurier Hotel in 2018 at the Politics and the Pen fundraiser gala for the Writers' Trust. This year's Politics & the Pen has been postponed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As COVID-19 cases continue to exponentially grow in Canada and around the world, possibly the only thing spreading faster is cabin fever.
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Democracy Watch is seeking a Federal Court ruling that would prohibit the prime minister from calling a snap election, unless a vote of non-confidence in the government occurs before the fixed election date.
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