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Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough responds to a question during a news conference Thursday August 20, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ahead of budget, agency funds skills-training program to buffer against future shocks

Ahead of budget, agency funds skills-training program to buffer against future shocks

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough responds to a question during a news conference Thursday August 20, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The storefront of a Roots location in Toronto is pictured on Thursday, September 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Roots reports higher profit, boost in e-commerce even as pandemic hurts sales

Roots reports higher profit, boost in e-commerce even as pandemic hurts sales

The storefront of a Roots location in Toronto is pictured on Thursday, September 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Staff work in a marijuana grow room at Canopy Growth's Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, Ont. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canopy Growth signs deal worth $435 million to buy Supreme Cannabis

Canopy Growth signs deal worth $435 million to buy Supreme Cannabis

Staff work in a marijuana grow room at Canopy Growth's Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, Ont. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A woman wearing a mask walks past real estate signs during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

Federal bank regulator proposes tightening test for uninsured mortgages

A woman wearing a mask walks past real estate signs during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The TMX Group logo, home of the TSX, is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

Tech sector pushes TSX and U.S. stock markets higher on flattening of bond yields

The TMX Group logo, home of the TSX, is shown in Toronto on June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Canada's ambassador to the United States says Canadian officials have new leverage as they urge Washington to negotiate a solution to the longstanding dispute over U.S. duties on softwood lumber exports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada has new ways to pressure Washington over softwood lumber duties: ambassador

Canada has new ways to pressure Washington over softwood lumber duties: ambassador

Logs are seen in an aerial view stacked at the Interfor sawmill, in Grand Forks, B.C., Saturday, May 12, 2018. Canada's ambassador to the United States says Canadian officials have new leverage as they urge Washington to negotiate a solution to the longstanding dispute over U.S. duties on softwood lumber exports. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Ontario, Quebec address workforce vaccinations as infection rates rise

Vaccinations available for anyone over 18 in hot spots like Toronto and Peel Region next week

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A woman walks past the new rebranding sign of Freedom Mobile in Toronto on November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Absence of Freedom Mobile in 5G auction increases competition concerns for MPs

Widespread concerns about the state of competition in Canada’s telecommunications industry

A woman walks past the new rebranding sign of Freedom Mobile in Toronto on November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley speaks at a news conference in Edmonton on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The NDP leader has tabled a private member's bill in the legislature that she says would protect the province's Rocky Mountains from new open-pit coal mines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Private member’s bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Private member’s bill would protect mountains from coal mines: Alberta NDP Opposition

Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley speaks at a news conference in Edmonton on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The NDP leader has tabled a private member's bill in the legislature that she says would protect the province's Rocky Mountains from new open-pit coal mines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A woman walks past the new rebranding sign of Freedom Mobile in Toronto on November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Shaw opts out of wireless spectrum auction amid Rogers deal

Shaw opts out of wireless spectrum auction amid Rogers deal

A woman walks past the new rebranding sign of Freedom Mobile in Toronto on November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Enbridge Inc. CEO Al Monaco prepares to address the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Enbridge and TC Energy CEOs focus on cutting operating emissions from pipelines

Enbridge and TC Energy CEOs focus on cutting operating emissions from pipelines

Enbridge Inc. CEO Al Monaco prepares to address the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Record run by S&P/TSX composite continues amid small gains offset by commodities

Record run by S&P/TSX composite continues amid small gains offset by commodities

Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Rolls of coiled coated steel are shown at Stelco in Hamilton, Ont. on June 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Canada posts trade surplus for second consecutive month in February

Total imports dropped 2.4 per cent in February to $48.8 billion

Rolls of coiled coated steel are shown at Stelco in Hamilton, Ont. on June 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
A electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver B.C., April, 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Electric vehicle sales surge, putting B.C. on track for emission reductions

More than 54,000 light-duty electric vehicles were registered in B.C. last year

A electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver B.C., April, 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A sign regarding deliveries is seen on a glass door at the offices of Spartan Bioscience, makers of a made-in-Canada, rapid testing device for COVID-19, in Ottawa, on May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Spartan Bioscience files for creditor protection after issue with COVID-19 rapid test

Spartan Bioscience files for creditor protection after issue with COVID-19 rapid test

A sign regarding deliveries is seen on a glass door at the offices of Spartan Bioscience, makers of a made-in-Canada, rapid testing device for COVID-19, in Ottawa, on May 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Suncor mine facility along the Athabasca River is seen from a helicopter tour of the oilsands near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says predictions of the end of the oil industry during a global price war and the onset of the pandemic a year ago have proven false and the sector is quickly rebounding to pre-COVID levels of production and pricing.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Industry optimism rising with production but producers still cautious

Industry optimism rising with production but producers still cautious

The Suncor mine facility along the Athabasca River is seen from a helicopter tour of the oilsands near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says predictions of the end of the oil industry during a global price war and the onset of the pandemic a year ago have proven false and the sector is quickly rebounding to pre-COVID levels of production and pricing.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A woman holds two cellphones with the corporate logos of Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications in a photo illustration in Chelsea, Que., Monday March 29, 2021. A review of the proposed $26-billion purchase of Shaw Communications by Rogers Communications continues into its third day today in Ottawa before a committee of federal MPs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Academics, smaller telecoms say Rogers shouldn’t be able to buy Freedom Mobile

Academics, smaller telecoms say Rogers shouldn’t be able to buy Freedom Mobile

A woman holds two cellphones with the corporate logos of Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications in a photo illustration in Chelsea, Que., Monday March 29, 2021. A review of the proposed $26-billion purchase of Shaw Communications by Rogers Communications continues into its third day today in Ottawa before a committee of federal MPs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix announces a multi-year initiative focused on Indigenous communities near the company's oil sands operations in northern Alberta, at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Sale of Husky stations stopped, Asia-Pacific assets being assessed, says Cenovus CEO

Sale of Husky stations stopped, Asia-Pacific assets being assessed, says Cenovus CEO

Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix announces a multi-year initiative focused on Indigenous communities near the company's oil sands operations in northern Alberta, at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

S&P/TSX composite continues record run in historically strong month of April

S&P/TSX composite continues record run in historically strong month of April

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Inter Pipeline *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Inter Pipeline lands $408-million grant

CALGARY — Inter Pipeline says it will receive $408 million in cash…

Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Inter Pipeline *MANDATORY CREDIT*