The Toronto stock market was modestly lower on Monday amid mixed commodity prices and a lack of direction from American markets, which were closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
Canada has fallen to 10th place in the latest rankings of business competitiveness by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, its worst position in several years.
JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Imagesigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and President of the OPEC Conference Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu (L) and OPEC's Secretary General Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya attending a news conference.
The percentage of families in Canada with two parents working has almost doubled in the past 40 years, according to research released Monday by Statistics Canada.
FILE PHOTO: A sandbag dike holds back the water from the Fraser River in Chilliwack, B.C., on June 28, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward.