By John Tilak. TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock edged lower on Monday after softer-than-expected economic data from China weighed on commodity prices and natural resource shares.
OTTAWA -- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up last month, ending a string of modest declines that began in November, but it appears the longer-term trend remains flat.
Up to 400 unionized truck drivers are joining more than 1,000 non-unionized truckers at pickets and protests outside Port Metro Vancouver container terminals on Monday morning, after their union voted Saturday to reject a mediated back-to-work plan.
Barrick Gold Corp. said on Monday that it would sell a 13.5-per-cent stake in African Barrick Gold, another step in the Canadian company's plan to streamline its business amid weaker bullion prices.
The H.J. Heinz Co. 106-year-old plant in Leamington, Ontario, is cutting two thirds of its workers. The company is consolidating production.