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2023 Winners

In 2023 we launched our inaugural Cutest Pets on Parliament Hill Contest! Over 4,000 votes were cast to crown the winners of 2023

Cutest Pets on Parliament Hill Contest

Parliamentarians, Senators, staffers, and members of the Press Gallery on Parliament Hill, submitted more than 65 entries for the contest. A panel of esteemed judges then narrowed down the choices to the top three pets in each category, at which time the vote was turned over to the public.  Canadians cast a total of 4,024 votes for the nine parliamentary pet finalists in the three hotly contested categories.

Cutest Pets on Parliament Hill

2023 Winners

2023 Cutest Dog
Seen in his submission photo visiting the Animals in War Memorial in Ottawa, Matteo shares his human’s passion for Law Enforcement, proudly sporting his own tactical harness with his name on the back and a maple leaf beside it! He also sports a maple leaf flag on the front of all three of his tactical harnesses.
2023 Cutest Cat
Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani is named after the cutest and most talented baseball player in the MLB, objectively speaking. And while this charming 11-month-old Siberian kitten may not be as talented as his namesake (yet), his cuteness is overwhelming to all who meet him. In terms of looks, the extra tufts of fur on his paws and ears get a lot of attention.
2023 Cutest ‘Other’ Pet
You could say Petunia is no ordinary chicken. She is the Regal Queen of her flock. Her calm, yet firm temperament is apparent when she makes her appearance outside her castle. She is a Silkie, named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk and satin, appropriate for Queen Petunia.
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