National Post

BANK RATE SETTING HIGHLIGHTS WEEK IN CANADIAN BUSINESS

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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.

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