The National Arts Centre screened a premier of Gabrielle on Tuesday for parliamentarians, media and maybe even some in the GR world. A few big names were in attendance: The director of Gabrielle, Louise Archambault; the event’s host, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover; and some of the films’ actors, including Alexandre Landry (Martin) and Melissa Desormeaux-Poulin (Sophie). Photos by Lobby Monitor intern Anthony Kellner.
Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle has been submitted as Canada’s candidate for best foreign film at this year’s Oscars.
Left to Right: Patrick Roy, president of Les Films Seville; Heritage Minister Shelly Glover; Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney; Laureen Harper; Michel Roy, chairman of Telefilm Canada; Louise Archambault, director of Gabrielle; and Luc Dery, producer, micro_scope.
Colette Watson, vice-president at Rogers, left, with Glover on the red carpet
The post-film reception featured film props and themes.
- Louise Archambault
Supporting Actress, Meilissa Desormeaux-Poulin, who played Sophie in the film, and a fan
Michel Roy, chairman of Telefilm Canada
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) toasted budget day on Tuesday by celebrating the contributions of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. Those who attended included Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer. The association held a budget screening at 4 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Rideau Club. The Lobby Monitor’s intern Anthony Kellner was there with his camera.
Ross Gallinger, executive director of PDAC
Food and drink were to be had, evidently. In the background, Greg Rickford, MP of Kenora riding, took a few moments to talk.
Jay Aspen, Conservative MP for Nipissing-Timiskaming, left, chats with parliamentary affairs special assistant Carson Andrews
Speaker of The House of Commons Andrew Scheer is holding a delicious mashed potato and beef “martini.” And eating it, too.
Glenn Nolan, acting PDAC president, centre, with Minister of State for Science and Technology Greg Rickford, right.
Rod Thomas, first vice-president of PDAC and incoming president, left, with Conservative MP Russ Hiebert
The Entertainment Software Association of Canada hosted its annual industry showcase for parliamentarians on Feb. 4. The event was just down the hall from the Dairy Farmers in the drawing room of the Chateau Laurier and featured many of the video game industry’s top games and developers. Companies including Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony came into town to give parliamentarians, staffers and media a chance to try out the games. The Lobby Monitor intern Anthony Kellner was there with his camera.
Louis Plamondon, interim leader of the Bloc Quebecois, and MP for Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour, Que., chatting with spokesperson from Nintendo Canada.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence James Bezan, right, watches the latest sports game from EA Sports Vancouver
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover takes over a Sony Playstation booth to try out their latest adventure game
NDP veterans affairs critic Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Eastern Shore, N.S.) speaks with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs Parm Gill
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Intergovernmental Affairs Paul Calandra, on the left.
The Dairy Farmers of Canada hosted the Dairy Showcase Reception on Feb. 4 at the Chateau Laurier. Farmers from all across the country attended and mixed with parliamentarians and media. Prize-winning cheeses were to be had alongside glasses of chocolate milk and desserts … with milk and ricotta cheese! Photos by Anthony Kellner, intern at The Lobby Monitor.
Left to right: Liberal MP David McGuinty, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence James Bezan, and Mike Dungate of the Chicken Farmers of Canada
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, right, with Dairy Farmers of Canada president Wally Smith
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, right, with Anita Medl of SaskMilk, left, and Bethany Dykstra, a New Brunswick dairy farmer.
Paul Hargreaves, British Columbia Dairy Association representative
Robert Speer of New Brunswick, middle, represented farmers from Atlantic Canada