The Bank of Canada is set to release the spring issue of its Business Outlook Survey, and with it a survey of senior loan officers at the major lenders.
The outlook reports are seen as a sort of crystal ball on the future of interest rates, business sales and ultimately job creation.
And they follow on the heels of a Statistics Canada report released Friday that showed nearly 43,000 jobs were created in March.
Here are some other notable events happening today in Ottawa:
— The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health holds a conference on "The Realities of Health Care Decision-Making.";
— Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer hosts a reception in honour of National We Day. Free The Children co-founder Marc Kielburger is also expected to attend.
— The Canadian Diabetes Association holds a press conference to introduce a Diabetes Charter for Canada.
— Heritage Minister Shelly Glover speaks at the Annual Awards Gala of Canadian Women in Communication and Technology.
— Peter Crowley, Head of Polio at UNICEF Headquarters in New York, talks about Canada's role in the fight to protect children from polio.
— And Gov. Gen. David Johnston presents the Caring Canadian Award to 46 volunteers from across the country. The Queen's representative in Canada will also tour the Ottawa Hospital.