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B.C. auditor highlights costs of 2021 disasters, pandemic relief payments

B.C. auditor highlights costs of 2021 disasters, pandemic relief payments

VICTORIA — An annual report from British Columbia's auditor general says the province is owed millions by people who were ineligible for COVID-19 relief grants and that the government will spend billions on recent weather-related disasters.
Alimentation Couche-Tard sees earnings rise on gas sales in latest quarter

Alimentation Couche-Tard sees earnings rise on gas sales in latest quarter

LAVAL, Que. — Canadian convenience store giant Alimentation Couche-Tard reported earnings for the second quarter ended Oct. 9 were up 16.6 per cent. Net earnings for the quarter were $810.4 million, or 79 cents per diluted share, up from $694.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (20,220.01, up 242.88): Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 74 cents, or 1.37 per cent, to $54.82 on 13.5 million shares.
Loblaw bargaining standoff a sign of heightened labour tension: expert

Loblaw bargaining standoff a sign of heightened labour tension: expert

Tense bargaining between Loblaw Companies Ltd. and its distribution workers in Calgary is emblematic of wider labour movement trends being driven by the pandemic and high inflation, a labour expert said Tuesday.
S&P/TSX composite index closes up on oil prices, U.S. markets also rise

S&P/TSX composite index closes up on oil prices, U.S. markets also rise

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was up nearly 250 points Tuesday, swept up by a reversal in oil prices and broad-based gains, while U.S. markets also rose. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 242.88 points at 20,220.01.
Competition watchdog pushes back on concerns Shaw has about its business

Competition watchdog pushes back on concerns Shaw has about its business

OTTAWA — Counsel for the Competition Bureau tried to build the case Tuesday that Shaw Communications Inc. is not in as troubled a position as the company has made it seem as the hearing on the $26-billion proposed deal with Rogers Communications Inc.
Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.
Young Canadians look to splurge on gifts this holiday season, cut other costs

Young Canadians look to splurge on gifts this holiday season, cut other costs

MONTREAL — Young Canadians feeling the pinch of inflation want to splurge on holiday gifts for loved ones — so they're cutting back on other festive costs instead.
Labour groups allege workers at Canadian Tire supplier factories paid poverty wages

Labour groups allege workers at Canadian Tire supplier factories paid poverty wages

Canadian Tire Corp. has failed to ensure garment workers in its South Asian supplier factories are paid a living wage, labour groups allege in a complaint filed with a federal corporate watchdog.
Canada's tourism spending may recover sooner than expected: Destination Canada

Canada's tourism spending may recover sooner than expected: Destination Canada

VANCOUVER — Tourism spending in Canada is expected to recover sooner than previously anticipated.