Five Canadian business stories to watch this week


Trudeau hits the road: The prime minister heads to Washington Tuesday to discuss security and trade with U.S. President Donald Trump, then continues on to Mexico City on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss trade, regional co-operation and the Canada-Mexico relationship. NAFTA renegotiation talks also resume Wednesday in Washington.

Jobs and houses: Statistics Canada will have August data on building permits and the new housing price index, as well as job vacancies for the second quarter.

Sins of the father: Toys R Us Canada will file a motion in Ontario Superior Court on Wednesday as it tries to reorganize under bankruptcy protection.

Felicitations pour l'engagement: After announcing its proposed merger with grocer Metro last week, drug store chain the Jean Coutu Group releases second-quarter results on Thursday.

The future of investing: The Ontario Securities Commission holds Dialogue 2017, a conference that will explore the future of governance, disruptive technology and other issues facing the capital markets.