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.
TORONTO�Barrick Gold Corp. said Monday it will place about 41 million shares of its African Barrick Gold PLC subsidiary with institutional investors as it continues to streamline through cost cutting and asset sales.
The H.J. Heinz Co. 106-year-old plant in Leamington, Ontario, is cutting two thirds of its workers. The company is consolidating production.
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.