Five Canadian business stories to watch this week

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LeBreton Flats update

The National Capital Commission will hold a public board of directors meeting Tuesday. Included on the agenda is an update to the LeBreton Flats file. Earlier this year, CEO Tobi Nussbaum said the NCC will present a grand vision for the vacant swath of land in downtown Ottawa in late 2019.

Canopy Growth AGM

Canopy Growth Corp. holds its annual meeting on Tuesday in Toronto. Interim chief executive Mark Zekulin recently said the mood at the cannabis producer has “never been better,” two months after its charismatic co-founder was ousted from the top job and as pressure mounts for the company to reach profitability.

Scotiabank shindig

Scotiabank hosts its 23rd annual back-to-school conference on Wednesday in Toronto. The event features appearances by executives from Canadian retail and consumer-oriented companies such as Loblaw, Cineplex and RBI.

Inflation update

Statistics Canada releases its consumer price index for August on Wednesday. The agency's previous monthly report found that Canadian annual inflation came in at two per cent in July to hit the Bank of Canada's ideal target for a second straight month.

More economic data

Statistics Canada will issue pair of reports next week that will provide further insight into how the economy kicked off the third quarter. The agency will release its monthly survey of manufacturing for July on Tuesday and July retail trade figures on Friday.

– With files from OBJ staff