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A belated thank-you for the Ottawa THR launch

A couple of weeks ago, my wonderful colleagues in our Ottawa office organized a fantastic launch event for The High Road. It was held in the all too appropriately named Parliament Pub on Sparks Street, just steps from the Hill. We were raising money for the Jaimie Anderson Parliamentary Internship, a very worth cause. My friend, Rob Oliphant, MP for Don Valley West, acted as Master of Ceremonies, and as expected, he did a fine job. On a side note, Rob Oliphant, who is also an ordained United Church minister, married my wife Nancy and me 23 years ago in Nova Scotia. That’s how far back Rob and I go! We tried to keep the speeches to a minimum to maximize the socializing so I read a short section and got off the stage. There must have been 75 or 80 guests including colleagues, former clients, friends, and a number of politicians and political staff from Parliament Hill. It was a fantastic event. I’m so grateful to everyone who helped make it such a memorable night.

Here’s a less than stellar cellphone shot capturing my brief reading…

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