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The nations that Parliament sees

An Embassy analysis shows which countries, regions and groups were most often on the lips of Canadian Members of Parliament.

Parliament preview: Committees

The new government has promised cabinet and House of Commons committees will be more influential and more involved in decision-making. Here's a look at what we know about those committees so far.

Parliament preview: Foreign envoys to watch

Meet the representatives of countries most talked about on the Hill.

Globally-minded MPs arrive en masse

Many have international connections, through work or family.

The Peacemakers

These three Order of Canada recipients are among more than 800 calling for a UN Nuclear Weapons Convention to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons.

Quelque Chose

Stylish custom-made desserts. Macaron favours • Macaron towers • Meringue towers • Petit fours • Croquembouches • Verrines and more 613.742.7722 www.macaronscanada.com

Republic of Korea

Remember, Honour and Celebrate the 67th Anniversary of the Armed Forces Day, the Republic of Korea on October 1st. Thank you Korean War Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces

Ottawa’s tried and tested party hotspots

A helpful list of go-to venues for your big day.

Das Lokal: Where the DFATD crowd dines

'Tower E' a hotspot for diplomats, co-founded by Foreign Affairs director.

The butler, at your service

Never discount the power of a thank you note, and other tips and tricks for socializing success.

Most memorable soirées

We asked veteran party-goers to highlight their most memorable events of the year.

Who said Ottawa’s boring?

We may be pencil pushers by day, but Ottawans know how to have fun on off hours. From our staff to yours, here’s an all-season guide to kick it up a notch on posting in Canada’s capital.

The Classics At Riviera

A world within a world. The Classics at Riviera is a uniquely complete and beautiful world to be found at 1480 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. Pauline Chabot: 613.294.0045

Ottawa Private School Expo

Speak with education experts, learn about affording tuition, and meet with top schools. October 25, Delta Ottawa City Centre. ourkids.net/expo

126 Sparks

A two minute walk to Parliament Hill. Short and long term, full furnished suites and lofts. The heart of the City doesn't get any closer! 613.237.6373 www.126Sparks.com

Imjin Hockey Classic 2015

The historic hockey match on the frozen ‘Imjin’ River during the Korean War played by the two Canadian military regiments (PPCLI and R22eR) will be revived this September at the Canadian Tire Centre! Saturday, September 26th 2015. 1300 hrs. More info: imjinhockey15@gmail.com

Land Rover

Decades of innovation have taken us Above and Beyond. We’ve navigated uncharted territory with a firm grasp of where we started – the unique marriage of capability and composure, which distinguishes every vehicle bearing the Land Rover badge. www.landrover.ca

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