Five Things To Watch For In The Canadian Business World This Week

Daniel Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International. Image: file photo, The Canadian Press.

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

RBI earnings: Restaurant Brands International Inc. releases its fourth-quarter results and holds a conference call with analysts on Monday. RBI subsidiary Tim Hortons announced Feb. 6 that it is close to settling two class−action lawsuits brought against it by an association representing some of its frustrated franchisees.

Shopify update: Shopify Inc. will announce fourth−quarter results on Tuesday. The Ottawa−based tech giant recently announced it was launching a venture called Shopify Studios that will involve developing, producing and financing projects for both streaming platforms and traditional networks.

Bomber: Bombardier Inc. reports fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday. The Quebec−based plane and train maker said on Feb. 6 that it was “pleased” to learn that European antitrust authorities blocked a plan by manufacturing giants Siemens and Alstom to merge their rail operations. The deal would have created a large rival to Bombardier’s train unit.

CPPIB reports: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board releases third−quarter financial report on Thursday. The board said in November that it is “embracing disruption” and looking to cash in on emerging shifts in the global economy, such as a move towards autonomous cars and a growing, aging population.

TransCanada earnings: TransCanada Corp. will discuss its fourth−quarter results on Thursday. The Calgary−based company recently announced it has hired RBC to help it sell as much as a 75 per cent stake in the Coastal GasLink pipeline project designed to supply natural gas from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada facility on the West Coast at Kitimat.


The Canadian Press