CANADA FX DEBT-C$ strengthens to 1-week high; pares gains as oil prices fall

* Canadian dollar at C$1.3440, or 74.40 U.S. cents

* Loonie touches its strongest since May 29 at C$1.3427

* Bond prices lower across a steeper yield curve

TORONTO, June 7 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar strengthened on Wednesday to a 1-week high against its U.S. counterpart, although it pared some gains as oil prices fell and investors braced for a trio of major events on Thursday. Modest gains for the loonie came as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development forecast that Canada's economy will grow 2.8 percent this year after a 1.4 percent expansion in 2016. The OECD said higher interest rates will help cool "booming housing markets" and that macro-prudential measures should be tightened further to address economic and financial risks related to the housing market. Prices of oil, one of Canada's major exports, fell on renewed concerns about the efficacy of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries-led production cuts due to rising tensions within the export group over Qatar and growing U.S. output.

U.S. crude prices were down 1.22 percent at $47.6 a

barrel. The European Central Bank meeting, a parliamentary election in the UK and testimony by former U.S. FBI Director James Comey to a Senate committee are due on Thursday.

At 9:35 a.m. ET (1335 GMT), the Canadian dollar was

trading at C$1.3440 to the greenback, or 74.40 U.S. cents, up 0.1 percent. The currency's weakest level of the session was C$1.3461, while it touched its strongest since May 29 at C$1.3427. Against the euro, the Canadian dollar strengthened to C$1.5109 after a report suggesting the European Central Bank, rather than swinging decisively towards a tighter monetary stance this week, is preparing to cut its outlook for inflation.

The Bank of Canada's review of developments in the financial system is also due on Thursday, followed by a news conference with Governor Stephen Poloz. Investors will weigh Poloz's assessment of the health of the housing and mortgage markets in light of recent troubles at non-bank lender Home Capital. The value of Canadian building permits declined 0.2 percent in April, the third monthly decrease in a row, data from Statistics Canada showed. Canadian government bond prices were lower across a steeper yield curve, paring some recent gains in sympathy with U.S.

Treasuries. The two-year price dipped 2 Canadian

cents to yield 0.723 percent and the 10-year declined 19 Canadian cents to yield 1.415 percent. On Tuesday, the 10-year yield touched a nearly 7-month low at 1.373 percent. Canada's employment report for May is due on Friday.

(Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Nick Zieminski)