Insider's Guide to Fall Session of the 42nd Parliament

Snazzy socks, bow ties, pearls: the season’s hottest fashion trends in the House

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains gets fashion advice from his school-aged daughters, while Conservative MP Scott Reid says he's an 'evangelist for waistcoats.'

International trade, environment, top lobbying topics over summer

There were 226 monthly communications reports containing the topic international trade and 219 with environment between June 22, the day after the House the rose for the summer, and Sept. 12, according to a search of the federal lobbyist registry.

Can O’Regan avoid putting his foot in veterans’ mouths?

Patronizing veterans is the salient problem, not the solution. Sadly, new Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan appears ready to reinforce, not resolve, the VAC cultural mess.

Revamped legislation and regulatory reinvigoration on the docket for telecom and broadcasting in fall sitting

Despite a dizzying array of issues to keep sight of, expect many eyes to find focus on Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, who has said that the results of her sweeping review of Canadian content in a digital age will be unveiled in September.

Dinner is ready, but the guest list isn’t finalized

But the present can be the worst predictor of the future. Politics is full of shocking reversals, unforeseen calamities and personal revelations straight out of the afternoon soaps.

Fall’s best events and parties: where to eat, drink, and mingle

CPAC's 25th-anniversary celebration, the Vimy Awards Gala, and the Chicken Farmers of Canada's tailgate shindig: you won't want to miss out on any of fall's parties.

What the lobbyists are saying: taxes, trade among top lobbying issues as Parliament resumes

As the government enters the second half of its mandate, political implications of government policies might become a bigger part of lobbying strategies.

It’s a globalized world after all

The globalization of corruption, confusion, collusion, cruelty, and cynicism is flourishing, and the president of the United States is doing nothing to fight that.