#Herb50: Liberals in Ottawa paint town Gray for party hero

The Liberal Party of Canada celebrated past and future on Monday night at the Chateau Laurier

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#Herb50: Not for the first time, Liberals paint the town Gray

The Liberal Party of Canada celebrated past and future Monday at the Chateau Laurier. The gathering, which marked the kickoff of the LPC leadership campaign, also honoured Herb Gray, who served as MP for Essex West for four decades. The event is underway as we type, but here’s a peek at festivities:

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Tue, Nov 20 2012 02:47:12

Herb Gray nostalgia buttons here at the Chateau–how long to the "herb herb herb!!??" #cdnpoIi http://pic.twitter.com/xCm2DHpschris rands
Full room already at #Herb50 – great event for a great man! #LPC #cdnpoIiKate Purchase
Herb Gray’s first campaign poster #hw #cdnpoli http://pic.twitter.com/FUSzMNBnHannah Thibedeau
Liberal Party Herb Gray buttons http://pic.twitter.com/dGPR18X0Althia Raj
Herb Gray has arrived #cdnpoIi http://pic.twitter.com/heWNCjYFchris rands
Hope that #Herb50 is a rockin’ good time and a worthy tribute. One of my favourite Liberals.Jim Armour
Chatting with the legendary Herb Gray in Ottawa. MT @GladstoneCFRE: #lpc #lpcldr #Herb50 http://pic.twitter.com/9GBQc9GMGeorge Takach
@bobraeMP avec le Très Hon. Herb Gray #PLC #Herb50 #LPCldr http://pic.twitter.com/RlUiuzuUparti_liberal
With Paul MARTIN @georgetakach @stevepinkus #Herb50 #LPC #lpcldr #cdnpoli http://pic.twitter.com/bcQ00qk6Gary Gladstone
An honour to speak with Herb Gray at tonight’s tribute reception in Ottawa! #olp #lpc #ontpoli http://pic.twitter.com/8J7RuoDvDr. Eric Hoskins
Even Herb Gray’s grandchildren came out to his tribute! #Herb50 #LPC #LPCldr http://pic.twitter.com/e8P6NXG8Liberal Party
Former Prime Ministers Paul Martin and John Turner are in the house #LPC #herb50 http://yfrog.com/h01nookjNoémie
#PaulMartin PM telling a warm funny story about listerine tabs, tears and Herb Gray’s humanity  #Herb50 #lpcldr and #lpcJoyce Murray
Paul Martin and Bob Rae celebrating Herb Gray’s 50 years and building a stronger Liberal Party #Herb50 http://pic.twitter.com/cK13ILvsKira Taylor
Former #lpc prime minister John Turner is now offering a few words about Herb Gray. They were elected the same day in 1962Lee Berthiaume
And now Dalton McGuinty pays tribute to Herb Gray’s 50 yrs of public service #Herb50 #LPC #LPCldr http://pic.twitter.com/3GugHexoLiberal Party
Big Liberal crowd in Ott 2night celebrating 50-yrs of distinguished service by Rt Hon Herb Gray #lpc #cdnpoli http://twitpic.com/bepevnRalph Goodale
Former Speaker Peter Milliken on stage telling the story of pt. of order challenge with Herb Gray #Herb50 #LPC #LPCldr http://pic.twitter.com/7QcpmvCdLiberal Party
The Right Honourable Herb Gray receiving the first Laurier Award #Herb50 http://pic.twitter.com/IBkL8kbjkiraetaylor
Former Speaker of the House Peter Miliken spoke eloquently about Rt. Hon. Herb Gray. Great to have #LPC former colleagues speak! #Herb50Shane Mackenzie
I am absent but #Herb50 Mr. Grey, Thank you. #lpcSophie-Anne B.
What an honour to be here celebrating The Hon Herb Gray”s 50 years of public service http://pic.twitter.com/7vWzmDZLBernie M. Farber
#Herb50: Liberals paint town Gray to celebrate MP from Essex West http://bit.ly/RPC4el #cdnpoli #LPC #macleans http://pic.twitter.com/VaAlSqugMaclean’s Magazine



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