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Transport minister encourages masks on planes, Ontario says illnesses slowing down

Transport minister encourages masks on planes, Ontario says illnesses slowing down

Canada's transport minister says the federal government strongly encourages people to wear masks on planes and trains as regions across the country report increasing pressure on the health-care system, but he stopped short of making it a requirement.
S&P/TSX composite down almost 75 points, U.S. markets also slip

S&P/TSX composite down almost 75 points, U.S. markets also slip

TORONTO — Markets in Canada and the U.S. slipped for a second day in a row, with losses in energy, information technology, utilities and metals leading Canada's main stock index downward. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 73.
Russia launches missile barrage on Ukraine as 1st snow falls

Russia launches missile barrage on Ukraine as 1st snow falls

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian airstrikes targeted Ukraine’s energy facilities again Thursday as the first snow of the season fell in Kyiv, a harbinger of the hardship to come if Moscow’s missiles continue to take out power and gas plants as winter des
Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,884.58, down 73.38 points): Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up seven cents, or 0.30 per cent, to $23.40 on 14.
Senators pass Liberal dental benefit for kids, housing benefit for renters

Senators pass Liberal dental benefit for kids, housing benefit for renters

OTTAWA — Senators have passed a bill that will allow low- and middle-income families to access government money to help care for their kids' dental care, starting as early as Dec. 1.
Contract worker safety in spotlight again after latest oil and gas deaths in Alta.

Contract worker safety in spotlight again after latest oil and gas deaths in Alta.

CALGARY — The issue of contract worker safety at oil and gas sites has once again been thrust into the spotlight after an explosion that claimed the lives of two people in northern Alberta Saturday.
Federal government tables bill to help supply chain and ease inflation

Federal government tables bill to help supply chain and ease inflation

MONTREAL — As supply chain disruptions continue to add to the rising cost of living, Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra hopes to help fix the problem with new legislation, but said improvements will take time.
Deputy finance minister says protests came at 'delicate time' for Canada's economy

Deputy finance minister says protests came at 'delicate time' for Canada's economy

OTTAWA — Canada's economy was already facing uncertainty when protests against COVID-19 restrictions blockaded border crossings and occupied downtown Ottawa last winter, the Department of Finance's top civil servant told an inquiry Thursday.
Starbucks workers strike at more than 100 US stores

Starbucks workers strike at more than 100 US stores

Starbucks workers at more than 100 U.S. stores are on strike Thursday in their largest labor action since a campaign to unionize the company’s stores began late last year.
Sale of Freedom to Videotron would weaken company, Competition Tribunal hears

Sale of Freedom to Videotron would weaken company, Competition Tribunal hears

OTTAWA — A consultant says selling Freedom Mobile to Quebecor Inc.-owned Videotron Ltd. would lessen competition in the telecom market in arguments before the Competition Tribunal about Rogers Communications Inc.