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Wouters’ retirement party Dec. 8 at Otto’s Lounge at Lansdowne Park

House is Sitting—The House is sitting this week and will sit until Dec. 12.
Retirement Celebration for Wayne G. Wouters—Wayne G. Wouters, former clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, recently announced his retirement. Mr. Wouters has played a vital role as head, guardian, and steward of the public service, leading it in a time of significant transformation. He is widely respected and epitomizes the public service values of stewardship, excellence and integrity. Mr. Wouters has earned the respect of many over his 37 years in public service. Guests include Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Janice Charette, Clerk of the Privy Council and others. Dec. 8, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., $25. Otto’s Lounge, South Side Concourse, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ont.
Anniversary Cocktail-Bourassa—Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg (Bourassa, Que.) celebrates his one-year anniversary as an MP. Dec. 8, 6 p.m., $100. Le Cage aux Sports, 10715 Blvd. Pie-IX, Montreal, Que. 514-928-9876.
Parliamentary Associations/Exchanges—The Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association travels to Washington, D.C. for the Parliamentary Transatlantic Forum. Dec. 8-9.
Cash and Worry: What Canadian Investors Really Think– and Do—The Economic Club of Canada presents a talk on “Cash and Worry: What Canadian Investors Really Think—and Do” with Noel Archard, managing director and head, BlackRock Canada. Dec. 9, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Marriott Hotel, 525 Bay St., Toronto, Ont.
Conservative Weekly Caucus Meeting—The Conservatives are scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 237-C, Centre Block. For more information, call the PMO Press Office at 613-957-5555.
NDP Weekly Caucus—The federal New Democrats are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting, Railway Room, 253-D, Centre Block, 9-11 a.m. noon. For more information, please contact senior press secretary Marc-André Viau at 613-295-9228 or
Liberal Weekly Caucus Meeting—The federal Liberals are scheduled to meet for their weekly caucus meeting in Room 112-N, Centre Block, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact the Liberal spokeswoman Kate Purchase at 613-947-5100.
2014 Holiday Social – Cambridge—The Cambridge FLA hosts its annual holiday social. Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. Free. The Saginaw Grill, 124 Saginaw Pkwy, Cambridge, Ont.
IPAC NCR Holiday Celebration—IPAC NCR hosts its annual Holiday Celebration for public administrators. Dec. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $10 members, $20 non-members. HCMS Bytown Officer’s Mess, 78 Lisgar St., Ottawa, Ont. Top Floor.
Celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize 2014—From Oslo to Ottawa, the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their work in advancing children’s rights and girls’ education is something to celebrate. Hosted by AKFC and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway. Dec. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, Ont. Register to
Ecological Urbanism—The National Capital Commission and the Embassy of France present a panel discussion on Ecological Urbanism with speakers including Nina-Marie Lister, Ryerson University and Christian Devillers, Agence Devillers. Dec. 10, 6-8:30 p.m. NCC Headquarters, Capital Urbanism Lab, 40 Elgin St., 5th Floor, Ottawa, Ont. RSVP to
Arctic Inspiration Prize Awards Ceremony—Announcement and presentation of the $1-million 2014 Arctic Inspiration Prize that recognizes and promotes the contribution made by diverse teams in the gathering of Arctic knowledge, and their plans to implement this knowledge to real world applications for the benefit of the Canadian Arctic, Arctic Peoples, and therefore Canada as a whole. With performances by Tanya Tagaq, Celina Kalluk, Sylvia Cloutier and Digawolf. Dec. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Shaw Centre, Ottawa. Advance registration required: 613-233-1699 x 6244
Parliamentary Associations/Exchanges—The Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association hosts a reception in honour of the visit of Her Majesty Masenate Seeiso, Queen of the Kingdom of Lesotho. Dec. 10. Ottawa, Ont.
Elizabeth Dowdeswell to Address Empire Club—Ontario’s 29th Lieutenant Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell will address members of the Empire Club at a holiday luncheon today. Dec. 11, 12 p.m., $95. Royal York Hotel, Toronto Room, 100 Front St., Toronto,  Ont.
Holiday Celebration—The Kitchener South-Hespeler FLA hosts a holiday celebration. Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m., $20. Edelweiss Tavern, 600 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, Ont.
Holiday Party—The Scarborough-Guildwood FLA hosts a holiday party. Features dinner, as well as live and silent auctions. Dec. 11, 6 p.m., $55. Bluffers Park Restaurant, 7 Brimley Rd. S., Toronto, Ont. 647-629-4106 or
Holiday Social—The Canadian Federation of Business and the Professional Women’s Club of Ottawa host their third annual Holiday Social. The social will double as a book launch for BPW Ottawa member and Canadian historian Crystal Sissons, who is releasing her first book, Queen of the Hurricanes: The Fearless Elsie MacGill. The complimentary celebration will include hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., Councillors’ Lounge, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, Ont.
Canada’s Energy Future: A public discussion on energy, economy and climate change—Banff-Airdrie Liberal Party candidate Mario Reynolds will lead a public discussion on “Canada’s Energy Future.” Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. Free. The Bohemian Hound Cultural Centre, (Tarry-a-While), 117 Grizzly St., Banff, Alta. RSVP to
MP Peter Julian’s Annual Christmas Party—NDP MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, B.C.) hosts his annual Christmas party. All welcome. Please bring non-perishable food donation. Dec. 12, 4-7 p.m. Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby, B.C.
Noëls Modernes—The Capital Chamber Choir presents Noëls Modernes. Dec. 12, 8 p.m., $15. St. Joseph’s Church, 174 Wilbrod St., Ottawa, Ont.
Patrick Brown’s 7th Annual Family Skate—Conservative MP Patrick Brown (Barrie, Ont.) hosts his 7th annual family skate. Help support the food bank. Dec. 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Barrie Molson Centre, Barrie, Ont.
Berdy Elegance Networking Event—Berdy Elegance Tailoring presents a private retail event to help men look elegant with custom tailored suits. Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m., $10. The Lift Restaurant, Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St., Ottawa, Ont.
Craig Alexander to Address Members of the Canadian Club of Ottawa—The Canadian Club of Ottawa presents a luncheon talk with Craig Alexander, senior vice president and chief economist, TD Bank Group. Dec. 16, 12 p.m., $47 members, $75 non-members. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ballroom, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont.
Adapting the Banking Model to the 21st Century—The Canadian Club of Toronto presents a talk with Frédèric Oudéa, Societé Generale, on “Adapting the Banking Model to the 21st Century.” Dec. 18, $80. Sheraton Toronto Centre, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ont.
LPC(Q) Holiday Bash—The Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec) hosts an evening of festive cheer. Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., $120. Delta Montreal, 475 President Kennedy Ave., Montreal, Que.
Investment Outlook 2015—The Empire Club of Canada presents its Investment Outlook 2015 with Ian Russell, Investment Industry Association of Canada; Thomas Caldwell, Caldwell Securities; and Avery Shenfield, CIBC World Markets Inc. Jan. 8, 12 p.m., $95. Royal York Hotel, Concert Hall, 100 Front St., Toronto, Ont.
Faith, Fear and Free Trade: An Embattled History of Global Trade from GATT to the WTO—CIPS at the University of Ottawa presents a talk on “Faith, Fear and Free Trade” with Francine McKenzie, University of Western Ontario. Jan. 14, 3 p.m. Free. Social Sciences Bldg., Room 4004, 120 University St., Ottawa, Ont.
Denise Chong to Address Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club—Author Denise Chong will address members of the Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club. Jan. 15, 12 p.m. Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ballroom, 1 Rideau St., Ottawa, Ont.
Parliamentary Associations/Exchanges—The Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association pay a bilateral visit to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Jan. 16-24.
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting— For over four decades, the World Economic Forum’s mission—improving the state of the world—has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting program. We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world, where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have far-reaching societal and economic consequences. More than ever, leaders need to share insights and innovations on how best to navigate the future. The Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas. Jan 21-24. Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
Bacon & Eggheads Breakfast—PAGSE presents a talk “The Shale Gas Bonanza: Opportunities and Challenges” with Denis Lavoie, Natural Resources Canada. Feb. 3, 7:30 a.m. No charge to MPs, Senators and media; others $25. Parliamentary Dining Room, Centre Block, Parliament Hill. Register by Thursday, Jan. 29 to Donna Boag at 613-991-6369 or
The Parliamentary Calendar is a free listing edited by listings editor Alia Heward who can be reached at 613-232-5952, ext. 200. Information regarding political, cultural and governmental events should be sent to with the subject line ‘Parliamentary Calendar’ by Wednesdays at noon. Send in your event in a paragraph with all the relevant details. Our fax number is 613-232-9055. We can’t guarantee inclusion of every event, but we do our best.
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