As parliamentarians get comfortable on Parliament Hill, Maclean’s and L’actualité took over the ballroom of the Chateau Laurier to celebrate Canada’s elected representatives. It was an evening of revelry and good cheer, as Maclean’s played a selection of the 60-Second Challenges undertaken by the bravest of the Parliamentarians.
The evening culminated with former prime minister Jean Chrétien introducing longtime Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy as the winner of Maclean’s annual lifetime achievement award.
Click through our gallery for a glimpse into the cocktail party that attracted an array of current and former MPs, including the Conservatives’ Michelle Rempel, who offered her own advice to rookie MPs.
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Jean Chrétien gives CPAC on-air host Glen McInnis his infamous “Shawinigan handshake” at the Maclean's Welcome to the Hill event at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa February 23, 2016.