The Politics & the Pen event is a night 'to support free expression, deep scholarship, and gifted writers wrestling with historic and contemporary issues that shape our ever-changing and unfinished country.' This year, it's going virtual.
Former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and former NDP MP Megan Leslie, pictured delivering a legendary song and dance number at the 2013 event. This year’s ceremony will be held online. The Hill Times file photograph
Celebration is tricky in isolation. Logistics aside, when the isolation is imposed because of a rampant virus that has killed thousands, celebrating anything might come across as crass.
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The special committee was created through a Conservative motion that was backed by the Liberals, Bloc, and NDP. Nearly half of the members of the committee are members of the International Trade Committee.