Mainly because of the meat

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association held their annual reception on the Hill in 200 West Block. The meat was a big draw.

So all the meat eaters were there and even vegetarian environment minister John Baird, who stuck with the pasta.

CCA president Hugh Lynch-Staunton greeted guests at the door. He is below (right) with Alberta Tory MP Ted Menzies.

Power wives: Val Day and Sandy Menzies.

B.C. NDP MP Catherine Bell brought her partner Roger Kishi.

Heritage Minister Josée Verner’s communications man, Andrew House, shows his commitment to the beef industry.

Bryn Hendricks and Glen Hendricks ate meat and recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. They are the first gay Hill staffers to get married.

NDP power group organized by height.

Slimmed-down Liberal Perry Tsergas is now swimming in his suits.

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