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Toronto stock market posts first back-to-back rally since COVID-19 crisis

Toronto stock market posts first back-to-back rally since COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted its first back-to-back rally since the COVID-19 crisis began to hit stocks last month as stimulus measures appear set to become a reality in Canada and the U.S.
Food companies temporarily boost employee pay during COVID-19 outbreak

Food companies temporarily boost employee pay during COVID-19 outbreak

Some of Canada's food processors joined other companies in increasing pay for hourly staff working hard to ensure the country's food supply remains strong during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian Press NewsAlert: B.C. gives $500 rent rebates, freezes evictions

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government is suspending evictions and offering a $500 monthly rebate to help renters and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier John Horgan says the government is also imposing a freeze on rent increases.

Highlights of Ontario's COVID-19 fiscal plan

TORONTO — Ontario introduced a $17-billion package Wednesday to provide COVID-19 relief.
As pandemic spreads, a wave of executive teams announce pay cuts

As pandemic spreads, a wave of executive teams announce pay cuts

TORONTO — Murray Mullen says he was focused on the bigger picture when he approached senior executives and directors at his trucking and logistics business about taking pay cuts in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Ontario to spend $2.1 B to bolster health system COVID-19 response

TORONTO — Ontario will pump over $2.1 billion into its health-care system to bolster its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small business confidence falls to record low amid COVID-19 pandemic, CFIB says

Small business confidence falls to record low amid COVID-19 pandemic, CFIB says

TORONTO — Small business owners' confidence is at an all-time low as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reverberate through the economy.
Shippers face an upended market amid pandemic — with some poised to benefit

Shippers face an upended market amid pandemic — with some poised to benefit

MONTREAL — Shippers are in uncharted territory as the COVID-19 pandemic upends delivery patterns, with surging consumer demand mitigating a drop in corporate orders amid border closures and travel controls.
Woodfibre LNG construction delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries

Woodfibre LNG construction delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries

CALGARY — Construction on the Woodfibre LNG project southwest of Squamish, B.C., on the West Coast has been delayed for a year due in part to affects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
First signs of disruption appear in housing; markets 'calm'

First signs of disruption appear in housing; markets 'calm'

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world.