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Toronto stock market falls on lower crude oil prices; U.S. markets up slightly

Toronto stock market falls on lower crude oil prices; U.S. markets up slightly

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index dipped for just the third time in a month as lower crude oil prices hurt the key energy sector. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 25.43 points at 15,208.
Quebec's cannabis agency cuts back expansion plans amid shortages

Quebec's cannabis agency cuts back expansion plans amid shortages

MONTREAL — Quebec's cannabis agency generated about $40 million of sales in its first three months of operation, but supply shortages are forcing the public retailer to reduce its expansion plans.
Forestry and legumes shippers say railways prioritized other commodities

Forestry and legumes shippers say railways prioritized other commodities

Canada's forestry and legume industries say the country's two major railways prioritized other commodities over their shipments to the Port of Vancouver late last year, costing companies millions amid surging demand for Canadian goods abroad.
Atlantic Canadians buying far more weed than rest of country, sales figures show

Atlantic Canadians buying far more weed than rest of country, sales figures show

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canadians are buying far more legal cannabis per capita than Canadians elsewhere in the country, federal figures show.
Large Ontario cities opting out of pot shops is a 'haircut to expectations'

Large Ontario cities opting out of pot shops is a 'haircut to expectations'

TORONTO — The densely populated Ontario municipalities that have said no to cannabis stores are a "painful haircut" to pot retailers' expectations, but some remain optimistic that some cities will give them the green light down the line, industry pla
Restaurant Brands International announces executive changes and raises dividend

Restaurant Brands International announces executive changes and raises dividend

The CEO of Restaurant Brands International Inc., a restaurant chain conglomerate that owns Tim Hortons, will vacate the role and assume a new position that frees him up to focus on potential future acquisitions, among other things.
Unifor head Jerry Dias rules out boycott in campaign to save GM Oshawa

Unifor head Jerry Dias rules out boycott in campaign to save GM Oshawa

OSHAWA, Ont. — The head of Unifor has ruled out a potential boycott of General Motors in the campaign to save the Oshawa Assembly Plant.
Montreal port traffic jumps 9%, fifth year in a row of record volumes

Montreal port traffic jumps 9%, fifth year in a row of record volumes

MONTREAL — The free-trade deal between Canada and the European Union continues to boost container shipping, with the Montreal Port Authority citing the fifth straight year of record volumes.
Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

Hulu ups price for live-TV service, cuts basic package price

NEW YORK — Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper.
Food guide changes likely to influence public, private food providers

Food guide changes likely to influence public, private food providers

Canadians have no shortage of options when it comes to nutrition and dietary advice. On magazine covers, Instagram feeds, gyms and office break rooms, consumers face a daily bombardment of the latest diet trends and "superfood" fads.