Behold the bonhomie and amity between two premiers and their cabinets in Toronto this week: Seven months after Quebec's spring election, the spectre of separatism has transmogrified into full-fledged federalism.
OTTAWA - The climbing costs of bacon, smokes and natural gas helped propel the country's annual inflation rate to the unexpected mark of 2.4 per cent last month, its fastest clip since early 2012, Statistics Canada said Friday.
The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday, with commodity prices and resource companies advancing amid signs that central banks are prepared to step up efforts to keep the fragile global economic recovery going.
Two major central banks moved Friday to pump up flagging global growth, sending stock markets soaring but raising new questions about the limitations of a seven-year effort to use monetary policy to address economic problems.
The gas is back on for all but three customers affected by a gas leak on Friday afternoon that prompted the evacuation of an east-end neighbourhood and a major power outage in the area.