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Nova Scotia proposes changes to address gender wage gap in the province

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is proposing changes to the Labour Standards Code it expects will make it harder for employers to pay women less than men for doing the same work.
Independent theatres accuse Cineplex of anti-competitive behaviour

Independent theatres accuse Cineplex of anti-competitive behaviour

TORONTO — Independent cinemas across Canada say they are being kept from screening top films like "Parasite" and "Hustlers" as they're released — and they claim theatre giant Cineplex Inc. is to blame.
Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

Portrait of the Coastal GasLink, a pipeline to divide a nation

CALGARY — Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline's planned route have brought rail traffic to a standstill with blockades in support of five Wet'suwet'en hereditary clan chiefs in B.C. who say it cannot proceed without their consent.
Domino's Pizza delivers better-than-expected fourth quarter

Domino's Pizza delivers better-than-expected fourth quarter

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Domino's Pizza said strong carryout sales helped it achieve better-than-expected results in the fourth quarter despite increasing competition from food delivery companies like DoorDash.
Gildan boosts dividend despite weaker Q4, 2019 profits and revenues

Gildan boosts dividend despite weaker Q4, 2019 profits and revenues

Gildan Activewear Inc. is boosting its quarterly dividend 15 per cent despite weaker net profits and revenues in the fourth quarter and 2019. The Montreal-based clothing maker is increasing its quarterly payout for an eighth consecutive year, to 15.
Loblaw reports Q4 profit up from year earlier, but falls short of expectations

Loblaw reports Q4 profit up from year earlier, but falls short of expectations

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Loblaw Companies Ltd. reported its fourth-quarter profit rose compared with a year earlier, but the parent company of Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart fell short of analysts' expectations.
OSC seeking changes to rules for deferred sales charges on mutual funds

OSC seeking changes to rules for deferred sales charges on mutual funds

TORONTO — The Ontario Securities Commission is proposing to restrict the use of deferred sales charges in the sale of mutual funds as every other jurisdiction across the country moves to ban them.
RioCan says focused on major markets, ready to weather retail challenges

RioCan says focused on major markets, ready to weather retail challenges

TORONTO — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust says it is well-positioned to weather challenges in the retail landscape as it focuses on necessity-based retailers and major urban centres.
Students, newcomers advised to think safety when entering the workforce

Students, newcomers advised to think safety when entering the workforce

TORONTO — Canada may still be in the depths of winter, but for high school, college and university students across the country, now is the time to prepare for summer jobs and post-graduation employment.

CMHC says housing vulnerability moderate, downgrades risk in Prairie cities to low

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says it has downgraded the vulnerability of several cities in the Prairies while Canada's housing market remains moderately vulnerable.