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

05/31/2015 10:00 EDT | Updated 05/31/2016 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Here are five things to look for in Canadian business this week:

Economics confab: The International Economic Forum of the Americas hosts the 21st Conference of Montreal on Monday. Carolyn Wilkins, the Bank of Canada senior deputy governor, will be on hand for a roundtable discussion on financial services risks for the first day of the four-day gathering.

Housing: Also on Monday, two key measures that gauge the health of the Canadian housing market are released. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is out with May housing starts, while Statistics Canada reports on the value of building permits for the same month.

Securities: The Ontario Securities Commission holds a roundtable on Tuesday to discuss a proposed new whistleblower program to encourage the reporting of serious misconduct of Ontario securities law to the OSC.

Blackberry: Also on Tuesday, former BlackBerry mogul Jim Balsillie addresses the Empire Club of Canada, where he's expected to address what went wrong with Canada's once-storied Research in Motion. Balsillie recently opined that Canada isn’t equipped for global competition.

Earnings: Lululemon Athletica reports its first-quarter results on Tuesday. Hudson's Bay Q1 results are on Wednesday, as are Dollararama's, which should provide an interesting glimpse into Canada's discount retail sector. And on Thursday, media company Transcontinental and tour operator Transat AT are out with second-quarter results.