Leader of the Official Opposition and interim leader of the Conservative Party, Rona Ambrose, will be giving her last public speech in her leadership role today. She will be speaking at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa at 8:15 a.m. Media reports say that Ms. Ambrose to also expected to announce her resignation as an MP sometime this afternoon, with Bloomberg reporting that she will be taking a position as a visiting fellow at the Washington-based think tank, the Wilson Center. Meanwhile, Chrystia Freeland, minister of Foreign Affairs, and Harjit S. Sajjan, minister of National Defence, are in Washington, D.C., today as part of a two-day trip that began yesterday. The two ministers were scheduled to hold meetings with high-level counterparts from the Donald Trump administration, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; James Mattis, secretary of Defence; and Wilbur Ross, secretary of Commerce. Ms. Freeland and Mr. Sajjan will communicate Canadian government priorities and outline areas of important bilateral cooperation. Jane Philpott, minister of Health, will be addressing the issue of high pharmaceutical costs in Canada in a speech at the Economic Club of Canada at 12:45 p.m. Ms. Philpott's remarks will be given at the Shaw Conference Centre, and at 1:30 p.m., she will hold media availability. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be attending the cabinet meeting and Question Period today. He will also be meeting with Venezuelan human rights activist Lilian Tintori in his office at 12:30 p.m., and at 4:10 p.m., he will speak at Canada’s Building Trades Unions Monument unveiling ceremony at Major's Hill Park. Carolyn Bennett, minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be speaking for the second time in front of the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples as it continues to review Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). According to a press release, "In a letter issued in December, the committee outlined its significant concerns of the bill and urged Minister Bennett to reconsider proposed amendments to the Indian Act. In January, a Quebec judge granted the federal government an extension to amend sections of the Act deemed discriminatory." Ms. Bennett is scheduled to speak at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2 of the Victoria Building in Ottawa. Catherine McKenna, minister of Environment and Climate Change, will speak at the Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources as it studies Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act. Ms. McKenna will appear at 5 p.m. in Room 257, East Block on Parliament Hill. Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, will be attending Question Period in the Senate from 3:30-4:10 p.m. HIPPY Canada — which offers programs in more than 20 communities across Canada to assist low-income and socially isolated parents provide the tools to their children so they may succeed — will host 'Because Mothers Matter Awards' tonight, and launch the Mothers Matter Centre. The 2017 recipients of the award includes Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and two HIPPY Mothers, Mayssa Haj Ali, a refugee mother based in Ottawa, and Tracy Joseph, an Aboriginal HIPPY mother from Vancouver. Sharon Johnston, wife of Governor General David Johnston, is a patron of HIPPY Canada and will deliver remarks at the event. According to the website, other "guests will include Ministers and senior officials from government departments that fund HIPPY, Members of Parliament, non-government organizations, corporate supporters and other stakeholders who support HIPPY." The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. at the French embassy in Ottawa. Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, will be holding media availability today to discuss an important milestone of 'Transportation 2030: Canada’s strategic plan for the future of transportation in Canada.' The press conference will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa.