Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,506.31, down 34.29 points).
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 40 cents, or 4.3 per cent, to $9.70 on 23.3 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up $1.18, or 10.34 per cent, to $12.59 on 20 million shares.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Up 11 cents, or 3.12 per cent, to $3.63 on 8.2 million shares.
Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Up $1.56, or 6.06 per cent, to $27.31 on 6.8 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down five cents, or 0.55 per cent, to $8.97 on 5.1 million shares.
Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Energy. Unchanged at $1.33 on 4.7 million shares.
Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO). Down $1.74 or 4.67 per cent to $35.54. Imperial Oil is cutting its crude-by-rail shipments from 168,000 barrels per day in December to “near zero” this month and its CEO is placing the blame squarely on the Alberta government’s oil production curtailment order. The collapse in discounts on western Canadian crude oil prices since the cuts were announced in early December has ruined the economic case for shipping oil by rail to customers in the United States, Rich Kruger told a conference call Friday.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Down two cents to $1.97. Metrolinx says it will impose financial penalties on Bombardier after the Quebec train maker delivered only half of a promised six vehicles for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT by deadline. The company was supposed to supply the first six of 76 cars to the provincial transportation agency by Friday. A Metrolinx spokesman declined to specify the financial penalties applicable under a $392-million contract signed with the manufacturer in 2017.
Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR). Down 44 cents to $81.92. Ron Joyce, who rose from a childhood marked by the Great Depression to co-found the Tim Hortons doughnut chain, has died at the age of 88. Joyce invested in the first Tim Hortons shop in Hamilton in 1964 and helped grow it into a successful chain, with the company opening its 1,000th store in 1995. He became sole owner after Horton died in a car accident in 1974 and sold the chain to Wendy’s International Inc. in 1996. It was later purchased by Burger King and the two brands became Restaurant Brands International in 2014.
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down 21 cents to $36.36. Former SNC chief executive Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty to a charge of helping a public servant commit breach of trust for his role in a bribe scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital. Duhaime was the last defendant in a major corruption and fraud case involving the McGill University Health Centre project. His trial had been scheduled to start next week. Duhaime, 64, received a 20-month suspended sentence that will be served under house arrest. He left SNC-Lavalin in March 2012 after an independent review found that he had approved $56-million in payments to undisclosed agents.
The Canadian Press