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Trudeau’s India trip the focus of lighthearted jabs at press gallery dinner

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WATCH: Trudeau pokes fun at his trip to India at press gallery dinner – May 26, 2018

OTTAWA – Federal party leaders got a few digs in at one another and at themselves at the parliamentary press gallery dinner Saturday night.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s infamous trip to India earlier this year was the focus of many of the jabs – and Trudeau himself addressed the issue by showing a slideshow of the trip and joking that he never wanted to take another trip again.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh poked fun at the prime minister for his attempt at an Indian bhangra dance while on the trip, then proceeded to lead an instruction of the proper way to perform the dance.

READ MORE: Liberals gain more public approval as memory of India trip fades, says Ipsos poll

But Trudeau wasn’t the only one on the receiving end of jokes.

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Resurrecting his milk-carton joke from last year’s press gallery dinner, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer brought a milk jug onstage with a photo of Singh and the word “missing” on it, referring to criticism Singh has faced for not spending enough time in Ottawa.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer holds up a jug of milk as he jokes during his speech at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer holds up a jug of milk as he jokes during his speech at the Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinner at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec on Saturday, May 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Several joking references were also made about Scheer and Singh being lesser known to the public.

WATCH: Andrew Scheer delivers jab at Jagmeet Singh for being ‘missing’ from Ottawa at press gallery dinner

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Andrew Scheer delivers jab at Jagmeet Singh for being ‘missing’ from Ottawa at press gallery dinner – May 27, 2018

Ending his remarks on a serious note, Trudeau thanked the journalists for their work, stressing the importance of an independent news media that holds governments to account.

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