BANK RATE SETTING HIGHLIGHTS WEEK IN CANADIAN BUSINESS
Charm offensive: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne heads to Illinois on Monday to meet with business leaders and Gov. Bruce Rauner to deliver a pro- trade message. Oil talk: The annual Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Scotiabank investment symposium is Tuesday and Wednesday in Toronto. Manitoba budget: Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government delivers its spring budget Tuesday. Premier Brian Pallister says all government programs are under review as he tries to erase the deficit, last estimated to be $872 million. Bank of Canada: The Bank of Canada releases its latest monetary policy report and interest rate Wednesday. Governor Stephen Poloz has been taking stock of indications that the economy is strengthening, but has stressed the importance of remaining cautious. Thus, there is little expectation he’ll budge from the interest rate of 0.5 per cent. The bot
tom line: It’s a relatively light week on the corporate earnings front, but DavidsTea, Shaw Communications and Dominion Diamond are among companies to watch.