In the old days, the House Speaker would host a Christmas party for all MPs, with plenty of carols sung to ring in the holiday season, and MPs really were friends, even those on opposite sides of the House. We all knew we had a job to do involving politics, but after hours, a lot of socialized together. The result was a more humanized working environment.
Members of Parliament, directed by Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault and pictured on Dec. 10, 2018, singing Christmas carols in gather in Centre Block's Rotunda. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Christmas used to be a time when parliamentarians on all sides of the House would get together in the holiday spirit.
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