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S&P/TSX composite down despite boost from Shopify, U.S. stock markets mixed

S&P/TSX composite down despite boost from Shopify, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Strength in technology stocks led by Shopify Inc. after its deal to help merchants integrate with Amazon.com Inc. wasn't enough to prevent a small loss on Canada's main stock index Thursday, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.
Oil and gas sector says new data shows it can both hike output and lower emissions

Oil and gas sector says new data shows it can both hike output and lower emissions

CALGARY — Canada's oil and gas sector is pointing to new government numbers that it says proves the industry can increase production and lower emissions at the same time.
B.C. woman disappointed by 'slap on wrist' for Mountie who dragged her, stood on head

B.C. woman disappointed by 'slap on wrist' for Mountie who dragged her, stood on head

A British Columbia woman assaulted by a Kelowna Mountie during a wellness check more than three years ago says she's disappointed the officer received a conditional discharge and probation this week, calling the sentencing "a slap on the wrist.
Canadian pot stocks jump on reports that U.S. may ease cannabis restrictions

Canadian pot stocks jump on reports that U.S. may ease cannabis restrictions

TORONTO — Embattled Canadian cannabis stocks jumped Thursday on the hope that the U.S. may ease restrictions on the substance. The Associated Press reported that the U.S.
Record number of overdoses in Montreal; two-thirds of drug deaths occur at home

Record number of overdoses in Montreal; two-thirds of drug deaths occur at home

Montreal's public health authority is pushing for more supervised drug-use sites, including facilities for drug inhalation, amid an increase in overdoses.
Man charged in east Ottawa explosion pleads guilty, sentenced to five years in prison

Man charged in east Ottawa explosion pleads guilty, sentenced to five years in prison

OTTAWA — An Ottawa man pleaded guilty to several charges on Thursday for his role in an explosion in a residential neighbourhood that destroyed several homes and injured a dozen people.
Ontario housing minister apologizes for his role in Greenbelt land swap, keeps job

Ontario housing minister apologizes for his role in Greenbelt land swap, keeps job

TORONTO — Ontario's housing minister offered an apology Thursday for the way the government removed land earmarked for development from the protected Greenbelt, a process two legislative watchdogs have said was hasty and flawed.
Toronto-area Metro workers ratify second tentative agreement after month-long strike

Toronto-area Metro workers ratify second tentative agreement after month-long strike

TORONTO — Metro workers from 27 stores in the Greater Toronto Area have a new collective agreement after a month-long strike, the union said Thursday.
Saskatchewan, New Brunswick naming changes means 'life or death' for trans kids: Ien

Saskatchewan, New Brunswick naming changes means 'life or death' for trans kids: Ien

OTTAWA — Canada's minister for women, gender equality and youth says policies in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick that require parental consent before students under 16 can have schools use their preferred pronouns and names puts transgender and nonbin
Federal Liberals appoint interim ethics commissioner after six-month vacancy

Federal Liberals appoint interim ethics commissioner after six-month vacancy

Ottawa has appointed an interim ethics watchdog, more than six months after the last permanent commissioner retired.