Good Morning, today is Thursday, Feb. 2. Here's what you should know before you start your day: In case you missed it: the new Minister of Democratic Institutions, Karina Gould, held a press conference yesterday where she announced that because there wasn't consensus amongst Canadians on a new electoral system, the government would no longer be actively pursuing electoral reform, despite its election promise that the 2015 general election would be the last held under the first-past-the-post system. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May called the flip-flop the worst government "betrayal" she's experienced as an adult, and NDP MP and democratic reform critic Nathan Cullen told reporters that it was “perhaps the most cynical display of self-serving politics” he had witnessed. "Major reforms to the electoral system, changes of this magnitude should not be made if they lack the broad support of Canadians," Ms. Gould told media at yesterday's press conference. "It has become evident that the broad support needed among Canadians for a change of this magnitude does not exist." And while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending the day in private meetings after the government dropped the electoral reform bomb, a number of cabinet ministers are out making announcements. Amarjeet Sohi, minister of Infrastructure and Communities, will be holding a morning press conference at 9:15 a.m. in the foyer of the House of Commons to provide a progress update on Canadian government programs that were announced in the 2016 federal budget. Mélanie Joly, minister of Canadian Heritage, will be holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. at The Westin Ottawa to release and discuss some of the information gained from her consultations on promoting and protecting Canadian content in an increasingly digital world. Jane Philpott, minister of Health, will be launching Heart Health Month by making an announcement on government support for research into boosting heart health, and preventing and treating heart disease. The event begins at 11:40 a.m. at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa. Also happening today: The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will be holding an 8 a.m. event at the Rideau Club in downtown Ottawa to discuss strategies for securing the survival of a high-quality media industry in Canada.