Five Things to Watch for in the Canadian Business World This Week

The Easton Centre in Toronto. Image: iStock photos.

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:

Looking for Jordan: The case resumes Wednesday against several former SNC-Lavalin and hospital executives charged with fraud in Montreal. The court will hear a motion from the lawyer for one of the accused to quash the case under the Jordan ruling, which set strict limits on the wait times for criminal trials.

Poker face: The online gambling company formerly known as Amaya Inc. will face questions Wednesday at a hearing in front of the Ontario Securities Commission, which is investigating allegations of insider trading surrounding the 2014 purchase of PokerStars.

Factory figures: Statistics Canada will release its monthly survey of manufacturing for September. Sector sales rose 1.6 percent in August, their first move higher after two consecutive monthly declines.

Not dead, yet: The fifth round of talks for renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement kicks off in Mexico City on Friday. The talks are on increasingly shaky ground after a terse end to the last round of talks as the U.S. appears closer than ever to acting on its threats to cancel the agreement.

Awaiting inflation: Statistics Canada releases the consumer price index for October on Friday. The country’s annual inflation rate continued to accelerate in September, with a reading of 1.4 percent that brought the data point closer to the Bank of Canada’s ideal target of two percent.


The Canadian Press