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Alberta open to extending Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

Alberta open to extending Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

EDMONTON — Alberta's economic development minister says she is open to extending the deadline for a looming benchmark panel report on growing the high-tech sector, but says she wants to start taking action no later than the end of spring.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Metro update Metro Inc. releases its first-quarter financial results and holds a conference call with analysts on Tuesday.

Montreal International Marathon loses title sponsor as A. Lassonde Inc. drops out

MONTREAL — Juice-maker A. Lassonde Inc. has pulled its sponsorship of the Montreal International Marathon, which had used the company's Oasis brand. The Rougemont, Que.

BDO Canada pays $4 million penalty, costs for audit failures in two funds: OSC

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission says BDO Canada LLP paid $4 million after admitting it failed to comply with generally accepted auditing standards in the audits of the 2014 and 2015 financial statements of two privately offered investment

U.S. confirms that fabricated steel from Canada dumped but not subsidized

WASHINGTON, Wash. — The United States Department of Commerce says its final determination has confirmed that fabricated structural steel imports from Canada was dumped into the country but wasn't subsidized.
First Alaska retail pot shops get OK to allow on-site use

First Alaska retail pot shops get OK to allow on-site use

JUNEAU, Alaska — The first marijuana shops in Alaska where customers can partake on-site have gotten approval, putting them on the leading edge nationally.
Mega Bloks to lay off nearly 580 as it moves to close Montreal toy factory

Mega Bloks to lay off nearly 580 as it moves to close Montreal toy factory

MONTREAL — Mattel Inc. says the Mega Bloks toy factory it acquired in 2014 will shut down next year, triggering 580 layoffs in Montreal.
TSX has worst performance of the week; U.S. markets down on virus anxiety

TSX has worst performance of the week; U.S. markets down on virus anxiety

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index suffered its worst performance of the year Friday as investors were spooked by a potential corporate earnings hit from the coronavirus. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 56.44 points or 0.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,565.34, down 56.44 points.) Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 23 cents, or 4.43 per cent, to $4.96 on 16 million shares.

Encana completes corporate restructuring to Ovintiv, shift to U.S.

CALGARY — Encana Corp. says it has completed its corporate reorganization under the new name Ovintiv Inc. The shake-up also includes technically moving the company to be U.S.