TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:
Tax deadline: Have you filed your taxes yet? Normally the deadline is April 30, but because that fell on a Saturday, Canadians have until Monday to do so.
Cineplex: The movie theatre giant releases its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, the day after it plans to honour the late Prince with special screenings of the legendary musician’s “Purple Rain” in 54 theatres across Canada. A dollar from the sale of every $6.99 ticket goes to MusiCounts, a music education charity.
Poloz: The Bank of Canada governor speaks at a panel discussion at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Poloz, along with four other speakers, is going to tackle the topic entitled: “Monetary Policy: Out of Ammunition?”
Earnings season: The latest quarterly reports keep coming. Among the corporate heavyweights releasing their results are WestJet, Fortis, Loblaw Companies and Encana.
Jobs report: Statistics Canada is out with the job numbers for April on Friday. In March, the country’s labour market saw a surge in full-time and private-sector work, increases that helped drive the national unemployment rate down to 7.1 per cent.