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Stelco files for IPO to fund enhancement of steelmaker's production capabilities

HAMILTON — Stelco Holdings Inc. says it has filed a preliminary prospectus for an initial public offering of common shares.
Metro says it's in talks with Jean Coutu about possible merger

Metro says it's in talks with Jean Coutu about possible merger

VANCOUVER — Another Canadian grocery store and pharmacy chain conglomerate could be on the horizon as Metro Inc. and Jean Coutu Group are "engaged in exclusive discussions" about a roughly $4.5-billion merger.

Proposed Ontario health care transparency changes

TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced a new bill it says will improve transparency in the province's health care system. The wide-ranging changes would amend 10 existing pieces of legislation if passed.
Status of women committee in limbo during Tory-Liberal faceoff over chair

Status of women committee in limbo during Tory-Liberal faceoff over chair

OTTAWA — The House of Commons status of women committee appears stuck in limbo while the Liberals and Conservatives battle over who gets to chair it.
Defence asks Supreme Court to hear case of man charged with Cindy Gladue murder

Defence asks Supreme Court to hear case of man charged with Cindy Gladue murder

EDMONTON — Defence lawyers are asking the country's top court to weigh in on the case of an Ontario trucker accused of murdering an Indigenous woman.

Ontario to require disclosure of pharma payments to health professionals

TORONTO — Wide-ranging legislation introduced Wednesday by the Ontario government will require public disclosure of payments that pharmaceutical companies make to doctors, increase inspections for splash pads, barber shops and nail shops, and license
Tackling racist, sexist hurdles to be part of anti-poverty plan, Duclos says

Tackling racist, sexist hurdles to be part of anti-poverty plan, Duclos says

OTTAWA — Racism and sexism help keep poor Canadians below the poverty line and are issues that must be addressed in a new anti-poverty strategy, says the minister in charge of crafting the plan.
Liberals urged to retaliate against Boeing, White House after Bombardier ruling

Liberals urged to retaliate against Boeing, White House after Bombardier ruling

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government faced pressure Wednesday to fire back at Boeing and the Trump administration after the U.S. Commerce Department dealt a huge blow to Montreal aerospace firm Bombardier.

Toronto stock market spikes, loonie falls following Bank of Canada speech

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index soared as the loonie fell after the governor of the Bank of Canada signalled in a speech it would be taking a more cautious approach on any future rate hikes.

Business coalition urges five-year implementation of minimum wage hike

TORONTO — The risk of job losses due to a minimum wage increase could be significantly reduced if the Ontario government extended the policy phase-in period, says a new report from a coalition of businesses.