Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,230.96, up 3.16 points). Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 42 cents, or 4.54 per cent, to $9.67 on 5.8 million shares. Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 14 cents, or 2.05 per cent, to $6.70 on 5.7 million shares. Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up seven... Read More

Aviva Canada veteran promoted to CEO as U.K.-based parent shuffles management

Aviva Canada veteran promoted to CEO as U.K.-based parent shuffles management
TORONTO — Aviva Canada will have a new chief executive officer as of July 1, as its current CEO returns to London to assume a new role at the head office of the multinational insurance company. After 15 years with Aviva Canada, Jason Storah will succeed Colm Holmes, who has been Aviva Canada’s CEO since March 2018. The Toronto-based company’s announcement comes... Read More

Main Canadian stock index advances modestly, loonie strengthens

Main Canadian stock index advances modestly, loonie strengthens
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index is up moderately with some of the lift coming from the metals and mining sector. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 40.09 points at 16,267.89 after 90 minutes of trading, with Avalon Advanced Materials showing renewed strength after coming off a 52-week high set last week. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 293.80... Read More

Documents show federal push for infrastructure bank to back Via project

Documents show federal push for infrastructure bank to back Via project
OTTAWA — Federal officials are pushing the Canadian Infrastructure Bank to back Via Rail’s high-frequency rail project, according to documents tabled in the House of Commons. The response to a written question from New Democrat Robert Aubin details the eight times between October and December 2018 that officials from the Finance Department met with the financing agency to make the business case for Via Rail. The rail company wants... Read More

‘It’s not about popularity:’ Trudeau, Macron meet in Paris amid lagging polls

‘It’s not about popularity:’ Trudeau, Macron meet in Paris amid lagging polls
PARIS — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron defended their shared efforts to ease the worries of citizens, denounced those seeking to capitalize on such fears and dismissed the notion that their message wasn’t breaking through to an anxious electorate. Standing together Friday in the regal ballroom of the Elysee Palace following their second face-to-face meeting in a... Read More