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Competition Bureau of Canada gives $4.4B Couche-Tard deal green light

LAVAL, Que. — The Competition Bureau of Canada is giving the green light to Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX.ATD.B) to purchase its American fuel and convenience store rival CST Brands Inc., provided

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Canadian lumber producers face average 27 per cent duties with second wave

A worker tidies up the wood pile at a lumber yard Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Montreal. Canada’s softwood lumber industry faces average duties of about 27 per cent after

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Canadian lumber producers brace for second round of softwood lumber duties

Cedar planks are stacked at a lumber yard, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Montreal. Canada’s softwood lumber industry is bracing for a second wave of U.S. duties expected to come

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Montreal passenger rights advocate loses legal round in court battle against United

MONTREAL — A Montreal passenger rights advocate has lost a legal round in a 20-year-old dispute with United Airlines. Jeremy Cooperstock said the Federal Court of Canada has ruled that

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France’s SNCF places US$968 million order for 83 Bombardier commuter trains

MONTREAL — The French national railway company has ordered 83 train sets from Bombardier Transportation, for use by the regional commuter system that serves the Paris area. The order by


SNC-Lavalin sells Montreal headquarters for $170M, will lease building for 20 years

MONTREAL — Engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX:SNC) has sold its Montreal head office and an adjacent lot for about $170 million. The deal with GWL Realty Advisors on

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Poor maintenance a factor in fatal Montreal tanker truck explosion: report

MONTREAL — Poorly maintained emergency brakes on a tanker truck are being called a key factor in a spectacular explosion in Montreal last summer that killed the driver of another

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Amaya looking to pierce Indian market as it pursues global growth

MONTREAL — Amaya has its eyes set on India as it looks to grow its online poker business. “India is quite an exciting market,” CEO Rafi Ashkenazi told reporters Wednesday


Air Canada frequent flyer program part of digitization push, CEO says

MONTREAL — Air Canada’s plans to develop its own frequent flyer program are one of several digitization initiatives the airline is pursuing to meet the varying needs of its 45

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals adds prominent U.S. investor John Paulson to board

LAVAL, Que. — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) says prominent U.S. investor John Paulson has joined its board of directors. His New York-based investment firm Paulson & Co. is currently

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Quebec gets credit rating upgrade, surpasses Ontario for first time

Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao responds to the Opposition during question period on May 30, 2017 at the legislature in Quebec City. U.S. bond rating agency S&P Global has boosted

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Trudeau commits $1.28 billion toward major Montreal transit project

MONTREAL — Ottawa is committing $1.28 billion toward a major Montreal rail project that will connect the city to its suburbs and to its international airport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Bombardier expects to be on the hot seat about trade complaints at Paris air show

Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, speaks at a news conference in Mirabel, Que., on Dec. 18, 2015. Bombardier is steeling itself for scrutiny at the International Paris Air Show

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Leucan Challenges Quebec’s Business Community

The Association seeks 40 ‘Giants’ to invest in research and support for children with cancer and to improve quality of life for survivors MONTREAL, June 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ –