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'Big year' for pharmacists with new prescriptive powers, drug shortages: association

'Big year' for pharmacists with new prescriptive powers, drug shortages: association

VANCOUVER — In a year when pharmacists have stickhandled children's drug shortages and an extra-busy flu shot season, you'd think they might balk at the news in Ontario and B.C. that their prescriptive powers are being expanded.
Premiers' New Year's messages talk economic improvement, health care, cost of living

Premiers' New Year's messages talk economic improvement, health care, cost of living

VANCOUVER — Premiers across the country used their New Year's messages to emphasize everything from housing and affordability to healthy lifestyles.
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: Holiday Monday Before the first week of trading in 2023 gets underway, the Toronto Stock Exchange will be closed for trading Monday in lieu of New Year's Day.
Does Sim’s election win cause Eby to stick to a 2024 provincial vote?

Does Sim’s election win cause Eby to stick to a 2024 provincial vote?

Premier David Eby says he isn’t planning to call an early provincial election in 2023. Instead, he says he’ll keep working toward the scheduled October 2024 vote.
Eby resolves to keep spending in new year, making most of forecast budget windfall

Eby resolves to keep spending in new year, making most of forecast budget windfall

VICTORIA — Premier David Eby took office in B.C. amid a whirlwind of spending announcements and he's not making any resolutions of frugality in the new year.

S&P/TSX composite down in morning trading despite telecom boost, US markets also down

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index was down in late-morning trading, with mild losses in most sectors partially offset by gains in telecom on news that the Competition Tribunal has dismissed a challenge to Rogers Communications Inc.
Next Bank of Canada governor would stay focused on fighting inflation: Poilievre

Next Bank of Canada governor would stay focused on fighting inflation: Poilievre

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says his choice for Bank of Canada governor would be someone focused entirely on keeping annual inflation at its two per cent target.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (19,485.89, up 201.79): TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Energy. Down 74 cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $53.70 on 14.1 million shares.
Review of RBC's $13.5B takeover of HSBC Canada shows limits to system: critics

Review of RBC's $13.5B takeover of HSBC Canada shows limits to system: critics

TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada's proposed $13.5-billion takeover of HSBC Bank Canada will face scrutiny from Canada's competition watchdogs in the year ahead, but critics say their leash is too short while efforts in the U.S.
Canadian Army eyeing new weapons in response to lessons learned from Ukraine war

Canadian Army eyeing new weapons in response to lessons learned from Ukraine war

OTTAWA — The Canadian Army is rushing to buy new equipment in response to lessons learned from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Canadian Army commander Lt.-Gen.