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.
Barrick and other large gold companies face increasing pressure to unload unprofitable mines to counter weak gold prices, costly mine write downs and burdensome debt loads.
New condos in the eastern part of the country pulled Canadian housing starts slightly above economists' expectations for February.
Up to 400 unionized truck drivers have joined non-unionized truckers at protests outside Port Metro Vancouver container terminals after their union voted Saturday to reject a mediated back-to-work plan.
Sbarro LLC and more than 30 affiliates filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan today.