Here’s a selection of our key news headlines on the eve of the Canadian Parliament’s return for the fall session. It’s going to be another acrimonious session. But the real bad news is that a new Harris-Decima poll gives Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives a 7-point lead over Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats. But there’s also good news. If you’re a progressive activist, that is. First, Kitchener Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth is expected to attempt to reopen to abortion debate. Second, patent protection has emerged as a contentious issue in the next round of the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) talks.