A LOOK AHEAD
FIVE BUSINESS EVENTS TO WATCH THIS WEEK
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.