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Freedom Mobile answers rivals' recent moves with limited-time offer of free phone

Freedom Mobile answers rivals' recent moves with limited-time offer of free phone

TORONTO — Freedom Mobile is using a limited-time offer of free phones to fight back against a recent change in pricing strategy by Canada's three national wireless carriers.
Dried cannabis sales see gains of 7% in May, oil sales climb 19%

Dried cannabis sales see gains of 7% in May, oil sales climb 19%

OTTAWA — Health Canada says total sales of legal dried cannabis grew seven per cent in May from the previous month as an uptick in recreational sales compensated for a steep drop in medical pot purchases.
Ottawa fines two cargo ships for speeding in right whale protection zone

Ottawa fines two cargo ships for speeding in right whale protection zone

The federal government is fining two cargo ships for allegedly breaking new speed limits introduced in an attempt to prevent endangered right whales from being struck by boats.
George Weston Q2 profit up from last year, adjusted earnings beat estimate

George Weston Q2 profit up from last year, adjusted earnings beat estimate

TORONTO — George Weston Ltd.'s second-quarter profit jumped to $184 million, up from $28 million last year, as it benefited from acquiring direct ownership of a controlling stake in Choice Properties from its subsidiary.
CannTrust fires CEO, demands chair resign amid pot growing investigation

CannTrust fires CEO, demands chair resign amid pot growing investigation

CannTrust Holdings Inc. has fired its CEO and asked its chairman to resign after the board discovered new information during an internal investigation into alleged unlicensed pot growing by the cannabis producer.
Canada's main stock index closes lower along with U.S. markets; Loonie dips

Canada's main stock index closes lower along with U.S. markets; Loonie dips

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index closed lower along with U.S. indexes as mixed earnings results put pressure on markets and questions grew about global growth. The S&P/TSX composite index ended down 123.64 points, or 0.74 per cent, at 16,488.
Agency downgrades Newfoundland and Labrador's credit rating, cites Muskrat Falls

Agency downgrades Newfoundland and Labrador's credit rating, cites Muskrat Falls

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's credit rating has been downgraded by a major agency in a report citing risks from a high debt level, the over-budget Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and an unusually ambitious plan to cut spending.
US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

US sanctions Maduro's stepsons for alleged food corruption

BOGOTA — The U.S.
Precision Drilling CEO blasts governments for weak energy investment climate

Precision Drilling CEO blasts governments for weak energy investment climate

CALGARY — The CEO of Precision Drilling Corp. lashed out at political leaders in Ottawa, B.C. and Quebec on Thursday during a conference call to discuss his company's second-quarter financial results.
Auxly Cannabis signs $123M deal with tobacco giant Imperial Brands

Auxly Cannabis signs $123M deal with tobacco giant Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands is the latest multinational company to step into the Canadian pot industry, signing a $123-million investment deal with Auxly Cannabis Group that includes a research and development partnership and gives the Vancouver-headquartered fi