Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,048.66, up 126.05 points) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 22 cents, or 4.73 per cent, to $4.87 on 17.03 million shares. Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVC). Medical devices. Unchanged at 4.5 cents on 6.1 million shares. Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 17 cents, or 3.15 per cent, to... Read More

NAFTA unresolved, steel tariffs hanging after Freeland, Lighthizer meeting

NAFTA unresolved, steel tariffs hanging after Freeland, Lighthizer meeting
WASHINGTON — To hear Chrystia Freeland tell it, NAFTA and steel are like apples and oranges. Canada’s foreign minister is in Washington this week to avert an economic storm that could see Canada sideswiped by crippling U.S. tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum — if President Donald Trump follows through on his latest threat not to extend an exemption... Read More

‘Betrayed’ Canadians could launch unprecedented protests over pipeline: activist

‘Betrayed’ Canadians could launch unprecedented protests over pipeline: activist
VANCOUVER — Outrage over the federal government’s announcement about buying the Trans Mountain pipeline to ensure it gets built could fuel unprecedented protests, says a prominent environmentalist who was at the forefront of British Columbia’s so-called War in the Woods in the 1990s. Tzeporah Berman said the fight against the pipeline expansion is even bigger than those over logging in Clayoquot Sound. Canadians are angry the government... Read More

A look at childcare plans proposed this election by Ontario’s three main parties

A look at childcare plans proposed this election by Ontario’s three main parties
TORONTO — Childcare is one of the major issues in Ontario’s election, with all three main parties proposing vastly different visions of how best to help families at a time when daycare can cost parents as much as $20,000 a year. Here is a look at each of the plans. LIBERALS Who does it cover? The cost of childcare would be fully covered for all children... Read More

Bank of Montreal reports $1.25B Q2 profit, raises quarterly dividend

Bank of Montreal reports $1.25B Q2 profit, raises quarterly dividend
TORONTO — Bank of Montreal raised its quarterly dividend as it reported a second-quarter profit of $1.25 billion. The bank says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 96 cents per share, up three cents from 93 cents in its previous quarter. BMO reported its second-quarter profit amounted to $1.86 per share compared with a profit of $1.25 billion or... Read More

Satisfaction rises among Air Canada, WestJet passengers, says J.D. Power survey

Satisfaction rises among Air Canada, WestJet passengers, says J.D. Power survey
MONTREAL — A J.D. Power survey says passenger satisfaction with the performance of Canada’s two largest airlines has grown in the past year. Air Canada enjoyed the largest gain in satisfaction among traditional carriers in North America, rising 25 points to 734 on a 1,000-point scale. WestJet scored 747 in the low-cost carrier segment, up from 736 a year ago. Each... Read More