Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez, also known around the Hill for his smooth dance moves, ditched the dance floor and opted to groove along to some mellow guitar tunes with his staffer Mark Kennedy to celebrate Quebec’s Fête nationale on June 24. Mr. Kennedy, a former Ottawa Citizen parliamentary bureau chief who made the leap to the other side of the Hill in 2016, has been working with Mr. Rodriguez as his director of communications since early 2017. He took over the role in March months after the election when the prime minister named Mr. Rodriguez his Quebec lieutenant. Mr. Kennedy, now a senior communications adviser, joined his boss on the guitar in a video posted to Twitter on St-Jean-Baptiste Day. The 34 other Quebec Liberal MPs make appearances in the one-minute-and-55-second video and hold up signs with short descriptions of Quebecers and Quebec to the instrumental sounds of Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Kennedy on their guitars. The video ends with a happy looking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wishing everyone a Happy St-Jean-Baptiste Day.
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