Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,621.78, up 21.92 points.) Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Unchanged at $5.19 on 97.4 million shares. AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA). Energy. Up 37 cents, or 1.86 per cent, to $20.25 on 17.5 million shares. Brookfield Property Partners LP. (TSX:BPY.UN). Real Estate. Down 20 cents, or 0.78 per cent, to... Read More

Stocks rebound after WHO calms fears about virus being global crisis

Stocks rebound after WHO calms fears about virus being global crisis
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index rebounded from morning losses after the World Health Organization tempered fears that a deadly virus outbreak in China was a global crisis. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 21.92 points to a new record close of 17,621.78 after hitting an intraday low of 17,540.77. Sentiment began to shift around noon when the WHO said it decided against... Read More

Waterfront Toronto seeks extension for Sidewalk Labs decision day

Waterfront Toronto seeks extension for Sidewalk Labs decision day
TORONTO — Waterfront Toronto’s board is seeking more time to make a decision on whether to move forward with Sidewalk Lab’s proposal to build a smart city. The board now wants to make a decision about the controversial Quayside project pitched for a swath of Toronto’s lakefront by May 20, instead of by the March 31 deadline the two sides agreed on. Waterfront and Sidewalk Labs, owned by... Read More

Facing minority Parliament, Trudeau tells MPs to play nice with opposition

Facing minority Parliament, Trudeau tells MPs to play nice with opposition
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is telling his caucus to play nice as Liberal MPs meet before the House of Commons resumes sitting again next week. Trudeau says Canadians sent their elected officials a clear message to do better and they have to take that seriously. He says political grandstanding doesn’t create jobs, and his governing party needs to reach across party lines... Read More

Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law

Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law
LONDON — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans announced in the House of Commons that the Withdrawal Agreement Act had received royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II, the final formality in the measure’s legislative journey.... Read More

New virus could disrupt global economy as markets, consumers change behaviour

New virus could disrupt global economy as markets, consumers change behaviour
MONTREAL — A deadly new virus that emerged in China is raising concerns beyond the public health sphere as experts warn about the potential economic cost of a global outbreak that is already drawing comparisons to the SARS epidemic 17 years ago. Stock markets around the world fell Thursday as health authorities around the world rushed to monitor and contain the... Read More

Cannabis price gap increases, as illegal cannabis prices fall: StatCan

Cannabis price gap increases, as illegal cannabis prices fall: StatCan
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the gap between legal and illegal cannabis prices in Canada increased in the fourth quarter of last year. The average price of legal cannabis increased to $10.30 per gram in the period between October and December 2019 from $9.69 per gram the year before. The change came as the average price of illegal cannabis fell to $5.73... Read More