Hey look: Your latest update on those top-secret undercovered Canada-EU trade talks

From the magazine’s print edition, this week’s Wells column. The main impetus for this week’s column was a desire to write something that did not contain the phrases “communion wafer” or “late for the photo opportunity.” The situation the column describes has two elements that will be familiar to just about any Ottawa reporter:

(1) Being in a building that’s crawling with reporters, and yet realizing you’re the only reporter in one specific room when news breaks out;

(2) Listening to a visitor from afar who is more at ease being candid than any of the Canadian officials present.