In case you missed it: As reported by The Hill Times, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould has placed a bill on the Notice Paper which would amend the Canada Elections Act to create new rules governing how political parties are financed—a longstanding Liberal government promise. The bill could be tabled as early as today. Ms. Gould is scheduled to speak to the media about the bill at 4 p.m. today in the foyer of the House of Commons. The B.C. Green Party has agreed to support the NDP in the legislature. This agreement gives the NDP the support of 44 MLAs, while the governing Liberal Party has 43 seats. Liberal Premier Christy Clark has said she will remain premier for now, but if she were to lose a confidence vote, she would resign as premier. The province's Liberal Party has been in power for 16 years. Mike Dubke, the director of communications for the White House, has resigned, citing personal reasons. Happening around the Hill: CANSEC, the annual military and defence trade show, will begin in Ottawa today at the EY Centre. The two-day event features more than 700 booths, 60 foreign delegations, and 4,000 Canadian government and military representatives. Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will speak at the opening breakfast this morning at 7:50 a.m. Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, is scheduled to attend the show at 9:45 a.m. The International Monetary Fund is releasing the preliminary findings of its annual review of the Canadian economy, and will hold a press conference this morning at the National Press Theatre to discuss the results. The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. At 3:30 this afternoon, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities will be discussing its report on poverty reduction strategies in the foyer of the House of Commons. The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will discuss its report on the manufacturing sector at 4:45 p.m. in the foyer. Nationwide news-makers: Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will make an announcement regarding marine safety at the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport at 10:15 a.m. Marc Garneau, minister of Transport, is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador today. Beginning at 11 a.m., he will attend an event at St. John’s Port Authority. Later, at about 1:20 p.m., he'll attend an event at the St. John’s Board of Trade. Dominic LeBlanc, minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, is on the opposite coast today, where he will make an 9 a.m. announcement regarding the Oceans Protection Plan at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Victoria, B.C. Kent Hehr, minister of Veterans Affairs and associate minister of National Defence, is going to be opening a new Veterans Affairs Canada office in Surrey, British Columbia this morning at 10 a.m. Around the world: Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland is in Washington, D.C. today, where she will participate in an Organization of American States ministerial meeting to discuss the deadly and deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The once-affluent South American country has been on a steady decline in recent months, as it experiences violent political protests, a faltering economy, food and medicine shortages, and the blockage of international aid. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is departing Italy at 9 a.m. and returning home to Canada.