Good morning!

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:

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  • IMPERIAL OILBank 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.

Organigram Holdings Inc.

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

— With files from The Canadian Press, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg

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