Here are five things you need to know this morning:

Honda nears deal to make EVs in Canada: Canadian officials are close to a deal with Honda that would see the Japanese carmaker build electric vehicles and their components in Canada. The company already has a presence in Ontario’s manufacturing heartland, with a sprawling complex in Alliston, Ont. Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources close to the talks, that a deal is imminent. The main question is what the price tag is. The government has inked similar deals with Stellantis and Volkswagen – the latter came with more than $13 billion in subsidies from various levels of government.

Mass turnover at Gildan board: The up-and-down saga at TSX-listed apparel company Gildan took a significant turn over the weekend as the company announced a new proposed chair of the board, along with a handful of new names to be added in a last-ditch effort to convince investors not to back an activist shareholder’s plans for the company. Gildan’s board has been fighting a battle with investment firm Browning West LP ever since the company abruptly fired long-time CEO Glenn Chamandy and replaced him with Vince Tyra. Browning West wants Chamandy to be reinstated and is proposing an entire new slate of directors for the company. Gildan is now recommending two members of Browning’s proposed slate, along with a new chair and four new directors. Shareholders are scheduled to vote on the matter once and for all on May 28, but one gets the distinct impression after Monday’s news that things are coming to a resolution some time before that.

Wildfire season prompts evacuation near Fort Mac: Officials in Alberta say a 30-hectare wildfire southeast of the oilsands capital of Fort McMurray is out of control, and have told residents of Saprae Creek to prepare for possible evacuation. The warning by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo comes as a grim reminder that wildfire season seems to be starting early this year. A record-setting number of blazes last year impacted air quality across North America last year, and early indications are that wildfire-prone areas should brace for more of the same. Wildfires have already started burning everywhere from Texas to Australia, and officials have previously noted that snowpack levels in parts of Western Canada are at seasonal lows.

Mirabel Airbus workers reject third labour deal: The union that represents 1,300 aerospace manufacturing workers at an Airbus facility near Montreal says their membership has rejected a third labour deal from the company. The pact with workers expired in December and while both sides are still talking, they clearly remain far apart. The latest five-year offer came with salary increases of eight per cent, two years at three per cent and then two more at four per cent, but workers voted it down. The margin of defeat was 68 per cent, which is lower than the 90-plus per cent that rejected earlier deals. The company says it is weighing its options, but a lockout is on the table.

Big Tech earnings in the spotlight: U.S. stock indices like the S&P500 and the Nasdaq 100 have rallied to dizzying highs in recent months, as investor appetite for all things technology dragged the overall market higher. But that optimism has fizzled in recent weeks, as many members of the so-called Magnificent Seven have slumped as optimism fizzles. That trend will either reverse or strengthen as most of the biggest technology companies in the world, including Microsoft, Tesla, Amazon, Meta, Apple and Alphabet are set to reveal quarterly results in the next week. Of all of them, Tesla is the most likely to have a bumpy ride, according to Bloomberg Intelligence’s Mandeep Singh, who told BNN Bloomberg’s The Street this morning that the company is facing problems on all sides right now. “I don’t expect any change in sentiment at least in this earnings given they have been facing a lot of competition,” he said. “Given the state of the economy … Tesla is going to struggle.” The company is slated to reveal its numbers after markets close tomorrow.