Feds pulled between bailing out oil and gas and moving to cleaner energy

OTTAWA — Canada's oil producers could only sit and watch as the price of their product plummeted last month to less than what it...

PM expected to unveil more help for most vulnerable to weather pandemic

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today more financial support aimed at helping the most vulnerable Canadians survive the COVID-19...

Energy sector helps S&P/TSX composite gain as oil price climbs higher

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index edged higher at the start of trading, while the energy sector moved up as the price of oil...

Stock market crash may force some investors to postpone retirements, say experts

TORONTO — The biggest market downturn in more than a decade has rattled nerves and may ultimately force some investors to postpone their approaching...

MPs to quiz Morneau on COVID-19 bailout as PBO releases new estimates

OTTAWA — Parliament's spending watchdog says three federal measures to help low-income earners, families and seniors weather the economic shock from COVID-19 will cost...

Energy sector leads stocks higher in Toronto as price of oil rises

TORONTO — The energy sector led Canada's main stock index higher at the start of trading as the price of oil moved up. The S&P/TSX...

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

OTTAWA — Canada Revenue Agency employees know a giant spotlight will be pointed at them come Monday. That's when they begin the monumental task of...

Feds amplify stay-home message as cost of compensating for financial loss mounts

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers are expected today to amplify their message that Canadians have a duty to stay home, even...

North American stock markets fall at the start of trading, loonie edges up

TORONTO — The financial and industrial sectors led a broad-based decline as Canada's main stock index plunged at the start of trading today, while...

Suddenly strapped for cash: Financial advisers on dealing with COVID-19 fallout

TORONTO — Credit counsellor Pamela George is hearing from Canadians who feel lost amid the financial strife of COVID-19. After the Ottawa-based adviser began offering free phone...