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A man fills his vehicle with gas during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Friday, October 8, 2021. Gas prices across Canada and the world are hitting record highs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Spiking gasoline prices adding to inflationary pressure on small businesses

Spiking gasoline prices adding to inflationary pressure on small businesses

A man fills his vehicle with gas during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Friday, October 8, 2021. Gas prices across Canada and the world are hitting record highs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

September jobs gain gets labour market to pre-pandemic levels, but not full recovery

September jobs gain gets labour market to pre-pandemic levels, but not full recovery

A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher Friday after U.S. lawmakers temporarily averted a possible government debt default while investors waited for American jobs numbers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ahn Young-joon

S&P/TSX composite closes flat even as crude moves above US$80 and strong jobs report

S&P/TSX composite closes flat even as crude moves above US$80 and strong jobs report

A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher Friday after U.S. lawmakers temporarily averted a possible government debt default while investors waited for American jobs numbers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ahn Young-joon
Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. leads in job creation numbers, but more work ahead, says recovery minister

Kahlon says the provincial jobless rate has fallen below six per cent

Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, speaks at a restaurant in Delta, B.C., on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. Philanthropies are pouring millions into programs aimed at persuading Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The money is being spent on community-based organizations, local social media influencers and other things aiming to dispel myths and misinformation. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Finland joins other Nordic nations in curbing Moderna shots

Won’t give the shot to males under age 30

  • Oct 8, 2021
FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas. Philanthropies are pouring millions into programs aimed at persuading Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The money is being spent on community-based organizations, local social media influencers and other things aiming to dispel myths and misinformation. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A worker smooths concrete at a construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Carney's credibility as a global climate finance leader is under fire as environment lobby groups say he is allowing some of the biggest banks to use him as cover to keep funding fossil fuels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool

Environment lobby calls out Carney’s climate finance credibility

Environment lobby calls out Carney’s climate finance credibility

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England speaks at a Bank of England Financial Stability Report Press Conference, in London, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Carney's credibility as a global climate finance leader is under fire as environment lobby groups say he is allowing some of the biggest banks to use him as cover to keep funding fossil fuels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Push to send vaccines to developing nations a global economic win: BoC chief

Push to send vaccines to developing nations a global economic win: BoC chief

Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem takes part in a news conference at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Asian shares rose Thursday, tracking a rally on Wall Street. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man

S&P/TSX composite posts best day since June after temporary U.S. debt-ceiling truce

S&P/TSX composite posts best day since June after temporary U.S. debt-ceiling truce

A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Asian shares rose Thursday, tracking a rally on Wall Street. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Morrison has described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned digital platforms such as Facebook could be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Morrison has described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned digital platforms such as Facebook could be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
FILE - Parents accompany their children outside PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, in this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo. Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 — and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer formally files application with the Food and Drug Administration

  • Oct 7, 2021
FILE - Parents accompany their children outside PS 179 elementary school in the Kensington neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, in this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo. Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 — and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, responds to questions after a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Little room for feds to issue long-term debt unless central bank steps in: documents

Little room for feds to issue long-term debt unless central bank steps in: documents

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, responds to questions after a social housing funding announcement in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Dow corporate logo is seen on Aug. 2, 2019. Dow Inc. says it has plans to expand and decarbonize its petrochemicals site at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Sancya

Dow announces plans to build ‘net-zero’ petrochemicals facility in Alberta

Dow announces plans to build ‘net-zero’ petrochemicals facility in Alberta

The Dow corporate logo is seen on Aug. 2, 2019. Dow Inc. says it has plans to expand and decarbonize its petrochemicals site at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Paul Sancya
The Canadian dollar coin is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

North American stock markets recover from early losses on U.S. debt ceiling progress

North American stock markets recover from early losses on U.S. debt ceiling progress

The Canadian dollar coin is pictured in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, May 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A man walks past a Cineworld cinema in Leicester Square, London, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alastair Grant

Cineworld planned to sell off Cineplex’s signage, RecRoom business: theatre CEO

Cineworld planned to sell off Cineplex’s signage, RecRoom business: theatre CEO

A man walks past a Cineworld cinema in Leicester Square, London, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alastair Grant
A person waits to receive their COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, July 2, 2021. Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against COVID-19 -- or risk losing their jobs, legal experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Canada faces wave of terminations as workplace vaccine mandates take effect: Lawyer

Canada faces wave of terminations as workplace vaccine mandates take effect: Lawyer

A person waits to receive their COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, July 2, 2021. Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against COVID-19 -- or risk losing their jobs, legal experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Air travel associations call for federal vaccine passport for new vaccine mandate

Air travel associations call for federal vaccine passport for new vaccine mandate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The sign on a store window indicates they are closed due to COVID-19, Wednesday April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

As small business sentiment drops, Liberals pressed to give benefits extra life

As small business sentiment drops, Liberals pressed to give benefits extra life

The sign on a store window indicates they are closed due to COVID-19, Wednesday April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘We just gave’r’: Inside the Totten Mine rescue from a kilometre below the earth

‘We just gave’r’: Inside the Totten Mine rescue from a kilometre below the earth

A CN Rail  locomotive moves through the rail yard in Dartmouth, N.S. on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The proxy battle between Canadian National Railway Co. and a leading shareholder has heated up with TCF Fund Management Ltd. defending itself from accusations of conflict of interest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Proxy battle at CN heats up with activist investor defending efforts to seek change

Proxy battle at CN heats up with activist investor defending efforts to seek change

A CN Rail  locomotive moves through the rail yard in Dartmouth, N.S. on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The proxy battle between Canadian National Railway Co. and a leading shareholder has heated up with TCF Fund Management Ltd. defending itself from accusations of conflict of interest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan