Good Wednesday morning, There's yet another snowstorm scheduled to hit Ottawa this afternoon, posing a major threat to the productivity of anyone in the Bubble who commutes to work or relies upon school buses for peace and quiet. Prime Minister JUSTIN TRUDEAU and his cabinet are wrapping up their cabinet retreat in Hamilton today. But there's more on the docket: an interest rate decision, the war in Ukraine, committee investigations, and people on the move. First though, we're going to dive into a somewhat less serious matter: a collection of business owners and restaurateurs have apparently banded together to call for the part of the city south of Parliament Hill to be rebranded as "SoPa," in a somewhat astroturf attempt to make it more trendy (and lucrative). And boy, oh, boy, do denizens of the Ottawa Bubble have takes on that. Several took to twitter to note that "sopa" is Spanish for "soup." Or that it sounds like "soap." Memes from the film Mean Girls were used liberally. Global News reporter RACHEL GILMORE queried whether "red zone"—the name given to roughly the same area by officials when it was occupied by Convoy protesters—would be a better alternative. Offensive as that may be to those who'd rather forget that period, it would have a ring of "we're taking it back" authenticity that SoPa does not. Bank of Canada rate decision OK, time to eat our intellectual vegetables and talk about monetary policy. The Bank of Canada will announce its first decision of the year this morning on whether to raise, lower, or maintain the key interest rate. The context: inflation stood at 6.3 per cent in December, according to the Consumer Price Index, continuing a six-month trend of decline from a high of 8.1 per cent reached last June. December's mark was still three times the Bank of Canada's target rate, however. We'll find out what the Bank has decided at 10 a.m. Cabinet retreat closes out What should we expect Trudeau and co. to take away from their three-day cabinet retreat? PTM asked CARLENE VARIYAN, a consultant for Summa Strategies who previously worked as a chief of staff in the Trudeau government. Odds are that legislative priorities were discussed thoroughly, she said. The government has a long list of bills waiting in the two Chambers of Parliament, both of which will get back to work at the end of the month. The House has six break weeks between the time it resumes and the time it adjourns for the summer, a not inconsiderable chunk of time in which no legislative progress will be made. The government also has several new bills incoming this spring, including a supply bill and a budget implementation bill. Plus, Transport Minister OMAR ALGHABRA has pledged to make reforming air passenger protections a priority when the House returns, which may require more legislation. Not everything will get through before summer; tough choices will need to be made. Hussen off the hook? As you may recall, Housing and Diversity Minister AHMED HUSSEN is in hot water over reports that his constituency office hired a sibling of one of his senior staffers to provide more than $90,000 worth of communications advice. If that concerns you, then you should begin by thanking ALEX BOUTILLIER and the team at Global News for bringing it to our attention. Now, it's quite possible that the public got its money’s worth from those contracts. Perhaps the firm in question, Munch More Media, provided indispensable advice on how Hussen’s office can better communicate with Canadians, and we'll all be richer for it. PTM got in touch with Hussen’s office to ask: could we see the work that the public paid for? Get a taste of what $90,000 communications advice looks like? Or the contracts that were signed?