The West remembers: Competing visions collide as Rachel Notely’s NDP fights an uphill task against Jason Kenney’s UCP. Bank of Canada to take the temperature of the economy in its latest Business Outlook Survey. Lundin Mining buys Yamana Gold’s Brazilian mine as companies continue to position themselves in the new gold era. And long-suffering Maple Leafs fans are ready to dish out $475 per ticket on average in the hope of watching their team lift the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1967.
Here’s what’s breaking this morning:
- Ontario’s court challenge against federal carbon tax gets underway today
- From Hawkesbury to Estevan, documents show towns to be hit hardest by automation
With advance polling, prepare for extra suspense in Alberta’s election
- Canadian dollar’s bullish 2019 run may soon run out of fuel
- Canada’s ‘economic civil war’ takes center stage in Alberta vote
- Pot sales expected to double on special day
- Bank of Canada’s Poloz reinforces perception rates are on hold
- Maple Leafs fans pay big for slim chance of Stanley Cup glory
- Big pharma might cut R&D, delay new drugs if pharmacare means more generics: memo
- Corporate jetmakers court Chinese elite for sales despite slowing economy
- Lundin Mining to buy Yamana Gold’s copper mine in Brazil for $1 bln
- Trump says Boeing should fix, ‘rebrand’ grounded 737 Max jet
- Apple, allies seek billions in U.S. trial testing Qualcomm’s business model
- Uber is said to ready its pitch as the Amazon of transportation
Kevin Libin: Calgary wants to fight back. ‘Turning off the taps’ is a punch
- ‘Thank God I diversified’: An Alberta business leader reflects on the province’s future
- Vivian Krause: Rachel Notley, the Rockefellers and Alberta’s landlocked oil
- Watch: Brian Belski: Shorting Canadian banks is ‘dangerous’ — driven by emotions not fundamentals
- Why even a devastating illness can’t derail this couple’s retirement plan
- Are tax-free workplace pension plans an idea whose time has come?
- Top five return-killing portfolio mistakes, including owning too much Canada
- Why business is booming for cannabis extraction companies, despite the supply shortages
- Bank of Canada to release its spring Business Outlook Survey and Senior Loan officer survey in Ottawa at 10:30 a.m. ET
- Canadian Real Estate Association to release March home sales results in Ottawa
- Labour Minister Patty Hajdu make a FedNor announcement for the local economy in Bracebridge, Ont.
- Notable Earnings:Aphraia Inc., Organigram Holdings Inc. , Imperial Oil
Two years ago, Shopify was trading at $69 on the Toronto Stock Exchange; today it’s trading at more than $200, high enough to give it a market cap of about $30 billion. By comparison, Amazon’s market cap is close to US$1 trillion, writesJames McLeod.
Bank of Canada’s Business Outlook Survey out today: What’s your impression of the economy — are you also witnessing a slowdown or a pick-up in economic activity? Send your ideas, comments and news to Yadullah Hussain at firstname.lastname@example.org—@Yad_FPEnergy
— With files from The Canadian Press, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg