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Hearing on Foodora union push and gig economy gets underway at labour board

Hearing on Foodora union push and gig economy gets underway at labour board

TORONTO — A hearing related to a union drive at food delivery company Foodora that is expected to have implications for workers and companies in the gig economy was underway Tuesday.
CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts climbed 1.9 per cent in August

CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts climbed 1.9 per cent in August

OTTAWA — The pace of new housing starts in August climbed 1.9 per cent compared with July as the housing market rebounded from its recent slowdown. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
Encana Corp. names Michael McAllister as new president

Encana Corp. names Michael McAllister as new president

CALGARY — Encana Corp. has named Michael McAllister as its president, part of several changes to its executive leadership. He will continue to report to chief executive Doug Suttles.

Obsidian Energy launches formal strategic review including possible sale

CALGARY — Obsidian Energy Ltd. says it has launched a formal process to explore strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the company. Formerly known as Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
Your Money: Season ticketholders need to watch for pitfalls when selling tickets

Your Money: Season ticketholders need to watch for pitfalls when selling tickets

When autumn rolls around, sports fans usually have plenty to be excited for. Basketball stars return to the court, hockey players hit the ice and baseball and soccer teams head for their playoff stretches.

Fortis Inc. raises dividend by 6.1 per cent, increases capital spending plan

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Fortis Inc. raised its dividend as it announced an increased capital investment plan. The utility company says it will now pay a quarterly dividend of 47.75 cents per share, up from 45 cents.
Suncor to spend $1.4B to replace coke-fired boilers with cogeneration units

Suncor to spend $1.4B to replace coke-fired boilers with cogeneration units

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it will spend $1.4 billion to replace its coke-fired boilers with two cogeneration units at its oilsands base plant north of Fort McMurray, Alta.
Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

LONDON — The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government's plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesd

West Fraser to vary schedule at 5 B.C. mills, reducing production 15-25 per cent

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. says it will introduce variable operating schedules at five of its British Columbia sawmills, resulting in an estimated 15 to 25 per cent decrease in production.
Shopify to buy fulfilment solutions company 6 River Systems for US$450M

Shopify to buy fulfilment solutions company 6 River Systems for US$450M

OTTAWA — Shopify Inc. says it will buy fulfilment solutions company 6 River Systems Inc. in a US$450 million cash and share deal as it looks to push further into the warehousing and shipping side of online retail.