The House returns on Tuesday, May 22, and MPs and Senators will be busy. Underline busy. So get ready to hunker down, folks, because Parliament sits for five straight weeks: it’s called the “silly season” for a reason. There is always far too much to do in the mad rush for the summer break and not enough hours in the day to do it. So expect a big push to get key bills through the House and Senate by June 22, or thereabouts, including the cannabis legislation. On top of that, there are also lots of other events happening in the world of federal politics, public policy, Parliament, and government, and the full Parliamentary Calendar is here online.