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No more Hill parties, after coronavirus pandemic forces Parliament Hill to shut down

'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
By Aidan Chamandy      

As COVID-19 cases continue to exponentially grow in Canada and around the world, possibly the only thing spreading faster is cabin fever.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
Follow her on Twitter @ or email her at achamandy@hilltimes.com


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