Resident editorial photographer Blair Gable photographed the Politics and the Pen awards gala held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier for Macleans Magazine. Enjoy photos of these political writers and the politicians who read them.
Author Waubgeshig Rice
News anchor Don Newman
Author Frances Itani
Authors Paul Wells (L) and Robyn Doolittle
NDP National Director Anne McGrath
Politicians John Baird and Jay Hill
Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer
Author and Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner Joseph Heath
Conrad Back (L), Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney, Rogers senior vice-president of public policy Ken Whyte, and author Lawrence Hill
Each November Macleans Magazine hosts the Parliamentarian of the Year Awards, this year at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The event is to honour the Members of Parliament who are exceptional at their jobs on Parliament Hill. TFY photographer Blair Gable has photographed the event for the last six years.
Lifetime achievement award winner Flora MacDonald.
Parliamentarian of the Year award winner Irwin Cotler.
Most Knowledgable award winner Nathan Cullen admires the Twitter-mirror.
Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer toasts the winners.
Most Knowledgable award winner Nathan Cullen speaks with Rising Star winner Michelle Rempel.
Former Prime Minister Joe Clark.
Parliamentarian of the Year award winners Nathan Cullen (L), Brent Rathgeber, Irwin Cotler, Peter Stoffer, and Jason Kenney (R) celebrate after the event.
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