CTV legend Craig Oliver held his 70th birthday bash at the Fairmont Château Laurier ballroom. The event raised $100, 000 for the W. Bruce Jackson Endowment for Fellowships in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa. Oliver is legally blind.
Political heavyweights were out in full force: Stephen Harper, Jean Chrétien (and note Michael Igantieff in the background).
Chrétien with Claude Sauvé, general manager of the Fairmont Château Laurier.
Chrétien and Justin Trudeau.
Chrétien and CTV’s Lloyd Robertson.
Chrétien and Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla.
Bernard Lord, former Premier of New Brunswick, and Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
(Left to right) former Green Party press secretary Camille Labchuk, Green Leader Elizabeth May, Matthew Deacon from the government whip’s office, Transport Minister John Baird.
Power Tories (left to right): Josh McJannett of Summa Strategies with Tory MP Michael Chong and former MP Rahim Jaffer.
Josh McJannett of Summa Strategies with his Summa colleague Greg MacEachern.
Summa Strategies’ star Tim Powers.
Michael Ignatieff’s wife, Zsuzsanna Zsohar.