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UN cli­mate change con­fer­ence: A two-week UN cli­mate con­fer­ence be­gins Mon­day in Mar­rakech, Morocco. The im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Paris agree­ment, which went into ef­fect Fri­day, is on the agenda. Canada rat­i­fied the ac­cord last month.

U.S. elec­tion: The pres­i­den­tial cam­paign for the world's largest econ­omy cul­mi­nates with the elec­tion Tues­day. The stakes for Canada can't be over­stated: NAFTA, en­ergy and the soft­wood lum­ber dis­pute are some of the eco­nomic is­sues that face Hil­lary Clin­ton or Don­ald Trump.

On­tario fi­nances: On­tario Fi­nance Min­is­ter Charles Sousa will give an update Tues­day on the prov­ince's fis­cal af­fairs when he speaks at the Cana­dian Club in Toronto. Ques­tions were raised last week about the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment's com­mit­ment to bal­ance the books by 2017-18 after the bud­get watch­dog warned it was on track for fur­ther deficits un­less it finds more rev­enue or makes cuts.

Red ink, black ink: Sev­eral cor­po­rate ti­tans re­lease their re­sults this week as earn­ings sea­son con­tin­ues. Valeant Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Air Canada and Bom­bardier are among those re­port­ing.

Eco­nomic barometers: Sta­tis­tics Canada is re­leas­ing a few sets of data this week that gauge the econ­omy's health, in­clud­ing build­ing per­mits for Septem­ber on Tues­day and the Septem­ber hous­ing price in­dex on Thurs­day.

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