Columnist Richard Gwyn took home the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times; Volume Two: 1867–1891. The prize was awarded by the Writers’ Trust at the Politics and the Pen gala held in the ballroom of the Fairmont Château Laurier.
- Richard Gwen, Laureen Harper and Sen. Pamela Wallin.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird with his hairdresser Stefania Capovilla.
Stockwell and Val Day.
NDP MP Paul Dewar.
Associate Minister of National Defence Julian Fantino (left) and NDP MP Charlie Angus.
Sen. Linda Frum (left) and Barbara Amiel.
Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan.
NDP MP Libby Davies.
NDP MP Megan Leslie.
Tory MP James Rajotte.
Andrew Coyne and Barbara Amiel.
Chisholm Pothier (left) with Shaughnessy Cohen Prize nominees, Jacques Poitras .