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Competition commissioner urges B.C. to change liquor policy, lowering prices

Competition commissioner urges B.C. to change liquor policy, lowering prices

OTTAWA — Canada's interim competition commissioner is urging B.C. to change its liquor policy to allow more competition, spark innovation and lower prices. Matthew Boswell writes in an open letter to B.C.
'We're suffering:' China-Canada tourism may slow amid political drama

'We're suffering:' China-Canada tourism may slow amid political drama

VANCOUVER — Canadian tour operators specializing in travel to China say the growing diplomatic rift between the two countries is scaring their clients away, while those that bring Chinese tourists to Canada foresee a similar drop in interest that cou
Les Moonves to challenge CBS severance denial

Les Moonves to challenge CBS severance denial

NEW YORK — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company's decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations.
Brexit talks by UK's May called a 'stunt' by opposition

Brexit talks by UK's May called a 'stunt' by opposition

LONDON — A weakened but defiant Prime Minister Theresa May met lawmakers from Britain's rival Brexit factions Thursday to try to forge a replacement for her rejected European Union exit plan.
Husky shares rise and MEG stock plunges after oilsands takeover offer withdrawn

Husky shares rise and MEG stock plunges after oilsands takeover offer withdrawn

CALGARY — Shares in MEG Energy Corp. plunged Thursday after Husky Energy Inc. abandoned its hostile takeover bid for the company.

Google to invest in solar farms in Tennessee, Alabama

NASHVILLE — Google plans to invest in Tennessee and Alabama solar farms under a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Google announced Wednesday that it will buy 413 megawatts of output from 1.

Natural gas producer Peyto Exploration shares fall on dividend and spending cuts

CALGARY — Shares in Peyto Exploration and Development Corp. fell by as much as 15 per cent after it said it would cut its dividend and capital spending due to low natural gas prices in Western Canada.

Statistics Canada says release of trade data delayed due to U.S. shutdown

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says it will not publish international merchandise trade statistics for December as scheduled on Feb. 5 due to the U.S. government shutdown. The agency says it uses U.S.
Ford Canada names Dean Stoneley as new president and chief executive

Ford Canada names Dean Stoneley as new president and chief executive

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd. has named Dean Stoneley as its next president and chief executive. Stoneley replaces Mark Buzzell, who is moving to be director of North American fleet, lease and remarketing operations at Ford Motor Co.
Petrochemical growth spurt expected despite rising desire for fewer plastics

Petrochemical growth spurt expected despite rising desire for fewer plastics

CALGARY — Canada's slow-growing petrochemical industry is headed for its biggest surge of expansion spending in five years in 2019, thanks in large part to incentive programs by federal and provincial governments.