Party Lines Master of the Senate Days in the lives of Ottawa staffers by Jeet Heer Illustration by Ethan RillyDecember 10, 2013 • 0 words Jeet Heer will publish Sweet Lechery, a collection of political and cultural essays, in December 2014.Ethan Rilly has won many awards for his comic book series, Pope Hats. Get the Walrus Weekly newsletter Newsletter Events Sign up Recommended Politics A House Divided Only a quarter of Canadian MPs are female. Should parties be penalized for not reaching gender parity? by Laura Payton TD Presents The Walrus Talks Arctic Exploring the issues and opportunities that make the North unique Ottawa 7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 22, 2016 The Latest Media Media v. Muslims Is it possible to have an honest and open debate about Islam in Canada? by Haroon Siddiqui RBC Foundation Presents The Walrus Talks Social Innovation Toronto Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Labatt Presents The Walrus Talks H2O Rethinking the impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society Edmonton Friday, November 18, 2016 The MasterCard Foundation Presents The Walrus Talks Africa's Next Generation (Toronto) The next generation of African leaders, education access and equality, youth, gender equality, social justice, and more Toronto Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Poetry What the Thunder Said by Rita Wong Join the Conversation VictorianShuter The series is a good mildly-amusing effort, even though the dry, knowing humour really isn’t my thing. However, when I had friends in Ottawa imparting me with juicy gossip on Parliament Hill, it was a lot more interesting that this.