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Billy Talent
  • Artist

    Billy Talent

  • Album

    Dead Silence

  • Label

    Warner Music Canada

Karkwa and The Sheepdogs rock Parliament Hill at Minister Moore's second Music Night

Karkwa and The Sheepdogs rocked the National Arts Centre Wednesday night in a raucous celebration of Canadian music.

This was the second Music Night on Parliament Hill, hosted by Heritage Minister James Moore, and presented by Quebecor and Music Canada with help from sponsors TD Bank, PwC, CIMA and ADISQ.  Moore's Music Nights are an occasion to promote Canadian music of all kinds while showing the important role the music industry plays in Canada's national economy. In the process, they have become "must-attend events on the political social circuit," as described by QMI. The first Music Night happened last December, and featured performances by the Jim Cuddy Band and Marie-Eve Janvier & Jean-François Breau.

While Minister Moore was unfortunately unable to attend as he was called out of the country, The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, did an excellent job filling in as the night's MC.

The event was well attended by a non-partisan crowd including Members of Parliament from various parties, as well as members of the media and representatives from Canada's recording industry.

Pictured: Karkwa's Louis-Jean Cormier

Pictured: The Sheepdogs live at the National Arts Centre

Pictured: The MC for the night, The Honourable Rona Ambrose

Pictured: Serge Sasseville Vice President, Corporate and Institutional Affairs at Quebecor

Pictured: Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada

Pictured: Tim Hockey, President of TD Canada Trust

Pictured: The Honourable Tony Clement President of the Treasury Board, Shane Carter, President of Sony Music Canada, and John Fraser, Executive Assistant to Premier Dalton McGuinty

Pictured: Karkwa and The Sheepdogs ham it up backstage at the NAC

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