Pension advisory firms say Q4 stock plunge hurt defined-benefit plans

TORONTO — Two of Canada's largest pension advisory firms say the financial health of defined benefit plans was eroded in the fourth quarter by...

Feds worry technology will force ‘vulnerable’ groups out of labour force

OTTAWA — Internal government documents show federal officials have quietly probed ways to boost job numbers for Indigenous Peoples, newcomers and Canadians with disabilities...

StatCan warns of impact on release of trade data from U.S. government shutdown

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is warning the partial shutdown of the U.S. government could have an impact on the agency's ability to release a...

‘Super Dave’ actors remember its titular star and co-creator Bob Einstein

TORONTO — While playing ill-fated daredevil Super Dave Osborne was supposed to be a comedic gag, the character's co-creator and star Bob Einstein practically...

Not ‘convenient’ to discuss charges against imprisoned Canadians: China

OTTAWA — A Chinese government spokesman says it is not "convenient" to discuss the charges against two Canadians detained in China despite an assertion...

Gender pay gap widest at top of the corporate ladder, new report says

OTTAWA — A new report on the country's highest-paid CEOs is adding evidence to the argument that women face a "double-pane glass ceiling" at the top...

Consider making some criminal pardons automatic, MPs recommend

OTTAWA — A panel of MPs wants the federal government to look at making criminal pardons automatic for some offenders who have served their sentences. The...

Survey of manufacturing executives shows lower economic optimism for 2019

TORONTO — A new survey shows business optimism for the year ahead among Canadian manufacturer executives is lower than it was a year ago as trade issues...

Toronto stocks up on final day of a difficult year for the market

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index edged higher on the final day of trading of what has been a difficult year for stocks. The S&P/TSX...

Are holograms the real deal? Musicians confront questions of ethics, quality

TORONTO — Bringing back late guitarist Jeff Healey as a hologram might seem like sacrilege to many of his fans, but the possibility intrigued one of his former bandmates. Tom Stephen, one-time...