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

Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
'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.  
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
Pat Sorbara's new book, Let 'em Howl, offers lessons learned over a more than four-decade career in federal and provincial politics as a high-ranking Liberal backroomer.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
It was the 15th anniversary of the event, and the seventh year eBay partnered with Proof.
Feature|By Aidan Chamandy
The snow was blowing outside, but the whisky was flowing inside.

U.S. Embassy brings bayou to Bytown for Fourth of July

Though U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft was in Calgary, the U.S. Embassy's Fourth of July party was still filled with food and fun.
Feature|Mike Lapointe

Hill media descend on 24 Sussex for annual garden party

The prime minister opened up his backyard for one last shindig before politicians and journalists gear up for what's going to be a busy summer.
Party Central
Feature|Emily Haws

‘We miss you so much’: celebration of life for Gord Brown brings together politicos from all sides

Conservative MP Gord Brown had a heart attack in his office on May 2, 2018, dying shortly thereafter. He was 57.
Feature|Emily Haws

Women on the Hill reception elegant, empowering, and filled with politicos

NDP MP Niki Ashton and her partner, Bruce Moncur, had their arms full with their one-year-old twins, Leonidas and Stephanos, winning over the hearts of anyone around them.
Feature|Emily Haws

Daughters of the Vote, Camp Day on the Hill festivities include selfies, s’mores, and a lot of Parliamentarians

Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was expelled from the Liberal caucus April 11, had a line-up of supporters at the Daughters of the Vote welcome reception that day, although other Parliamentarians were also popular.
Feature|Emily Haws

No snow pants allowed: here’s your guide to the hottest winter and spring shindigs

From a post-budget shindig to the exclusive Politics and the Pen gala, there are lots of opportunities to get out your fanciest suit or dress.

Party crashers: The Hill Times gets kicked out of a Liberal social, but it was fun while it lasted

If MPs were put off by our presence at their closed-to-the media social, they were too polite to say anything.
Feature|Emily Haws

The Red Violin screening brings together the political and artistic realms for a night on the town

The screening featured the NAC Orchestra playing its original score in celebration of 20th anniversary of the film's release.
Feature|Emily Haws

Ninety years of Canada-France diplomatic relations celebrated with wine, oysters, and French desserts

The night also celebrated the reopening of the French embassy's Salon de Bouleaux, which had undergone renovations in September.
Feature|Emily Haws

Chicken Farmers party with Olympians, while MacAulay celebrates 30 years, and Newfoundland Shed shindig draws hundreds

Now-retired Rio Olympic swimmers Brittany McLean and Hillary Caldwell were at the Chicken Farmers' event, promoting a partnership between the Chicken Farmers and Swimming Canada.
Feature|Emily Haws

Nathan Cullen wins Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year, NDP caucus cheers loudly; Dewar tells parties to ‘put our swords down’

Meanwhile, 47 college students showed off their applied research projects at the annual Colleges and Institutes Canada's annual student showcase.
Feature|Emily Haws

You Are Here: A Come from Away Story premiere brings a slice of Newfoundland to the national capital region

The documentary You Are Here: A Come From Away story tells the tales of the people behind the hit Broadway musical.
Feature|Emily Haws

Liberals celebrate 25th anniversary of Chrétien’s 1993 win at former PM’s book launch, and later at a party

The book, My Stories, My Times, was mostly written by hand, former PM Jean Chrétien told the crowd at his book launch event Oct. 25.

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