Canada's benchmark stock index slumped by the most in five months on Friday, in a broad-based retreat led by sharp falls in its heavily-weighted energy and financial sectors.
Canadian inflation spiked to its highest rate in more than two years in January, as new carbon taxes in Alberta and Ontario fuelled a surge in gasoline prices.
Caisse de d�p�t et placement du Qu�bec tallied a 7.6-per-cent return in 2016, helped by strong gains in Canadian equities as oil and commodity prices recovered and bank stocks steamed ahead.
Service disruptions and delays continue to plague rail services in the GTA after a power problem at a downtown control hub damaged key signaling systems.
Ontario Liberal MPP's were giving thanks to Premier Kathleen Wynne in the first week as the legislature returned at Queen's Park.