35 Anchors, one sweet party

The Métropolitain Brasserie & Restaurant was the hot spot for CTV’s celebration of local news with 35 of its local anchors.

Peter MacKay and Bev Oda walked the red carpet.


Also on the red carpet were Laureen Harper and Ian Brodie, the PM’s chief of staff.

Winnipeg MPs Steven Fletcher of the Tories and Judy Wasylycia-Leis of the NDP pose with their local CTV anchors.


The same day as the CTV bash, General Rick Hiller announced he was resigning. Everyone wanted their pic with the man in a uniform, including Canada AM’s Seamus O’Regan.


And Environment Minister John Baird.


And Nova Scotia Liberal MP Scott Brison.


CTV’s Rosemary Thompson brought her baby girl.


Watch out for that plane, Seamus!


Jack Layton chats with super-tall anchor Ken Shaw and Christine Bentley who wore massive high-heels. They pump her seat up during telecasts so Shaw doesn’t tower over her.


CTV anchor supreme Lloyd Robertson talks with Belinda Stronach. The party was below the building where she has a condo.


Treasury board president Vic Toews and’s Kady O’Malley.


Liberal Deputy Leader Michael Ignatieff takes in the glamour.


Liberal party whip Karen Redman.


Former CBC anchor Pamela Wallin was there. Her 19-year-old cat name Kitty recently died and she was in mourning at the party.

Anthony Carricato from the Speaker’s office tries a point of order—or he is just ordering another drink?


The Manning Centre’s Nick Gafuik, who is packing his Ottawa bags and heading to Calgary to Manning Centre it up from Alberta.


Gafuik with fellow Manning Centre powerhouse Chris McCluskey.


Jason Kenney, Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity.




James Moore the MP for the B.C. riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam and Tory point man for all questions concerning Chuck Cadman. What was Cadman offered? What was Cadman’s show size? What was Cadman’s favourite colour? Moore knows it all.


Top Tory party thrower himself Rahim Jaffer.


Deirdre McCracken, Jim Prentice’s press secretary.


Derek Vanstone, Jim Flaherty’s chief of staff.


Environment Minister John Baird with Flaherty’s EA Adam Chambers.


Later that night, Chambers proved that the Finance Department knows how to party.


Young Tory organizer Chris Lawton.


Summa Communication’s Josh McJannett (right) made sure everything went smoothly. He even wore a cool headset—like Madonna in her Blond Ambition World Tour. Back up provided by Summa research man Mike Anderson (left).


Food included mini burgers.


An oyster bar.


Few were enticed by the watermelon with balsamic vinegar.



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