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Hydropothecary cannabis expansion plans to put it among top producers in Canada

GATINEAU, Que. — Shares of Hydropothecary Corp. were up nearly 18 per cent after the licensed medical cannabis producer announced plans that will see it further grow its operations in

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MTY Food Group growing beyond the food court with deal to buy Imvescor for $248M

MONTREAL — MTY Food Group Inc. is growing beyond the shopping mall food court with a $248-million stock-and-cash deal to buy Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. and its full-service restaurant and

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Transcontinental sells 12 small Quebec newspapers to Groupe Lexis Media

MONTREAL — Transcontinental Inc. has sold 12 Quebec newspapers and their related web properties to Groupe Lexis Media Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Under the

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Stay request at insider trading trial for ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov, others

MONTREAL — Even before the first witnesses could be heard at a rare insider trading case that involves former Amaya CEO David Baazov and others, lawyers representing the accused attemped

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SNC-Lavalin reaches agreement to repay Quebec municipalities for contracts

MONTREAL — Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has reached agreement to pay restitution to seven Quebec municipalities for obtaining contracts through questionable means. Neil Bruce, CEO of the Montreal-based engineering and construction

Business International

Swiss group says its out of the running for Just For Laughs

MONTREAL — Swiss-based GF Productions says it’s out of the running in the ongoing bidding for Just For Laughs. The company behind the Montreux Comedy Festival says it has signed

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Financial incentive for Quebec surgeons to get to work on time

Quebec’s health minister says he is “scandalized” that surgeons and anesthesiologists get bonuses just for arriving at work by 8 o’clock in the morning. But Gaetan Barrette said Friday he

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Flying to Europe gets more expensive for Canadians as Delta adds baggage fee

MONTREAL — Travelling overseas will get a little more costly for some Canadian travellers after Delta Air Lines announced it will begin to charge for checked bags on flights to

Business Politics

Joly says it’s up to Morneau, not her, to decide whether to tax Netflix

MONTREAL — The federal heritage minister says she never agreed to exempt online streaming giant Netflix from any sales tax on its service as part of a deal that has

Business

Writing a Business Plan for Your New Business Idea

By Meaghan Landrigan-Buttle Why do you need a business plan? Like everything in life, tasks become more focused and easier to execute when they have solid plans behind them. Your

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DavidsTea evaluating options, including sale, just two years after going public

MONTREAL — Canadian beverage retailer DavidsTea is evaluating strategic options, including a possible sale, and eyeing store closures after a weaker-than-expected third quarter. “We are disappointed with our third quarter

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Lack of federal work prompts Davie Shipyards to lay off another 281 workers

LEVIS, Que. — The Davie Shipyard says a lack of federal contracts has forced the Quebec shipbuilder to lay off another 281 workers, raising the total number of employees out

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Electric vehicles rising on Santa’s wish lists; tops in Quebec, B.C., says survey

MONTREAL — Canadians are increasingly putting electric vehicles on their Christmas wish lists, especially in Quebec and B.C., says a new survey. Emissions-free cars are the second most popular choice

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Condo sales surge pushes Montreal area real estate to best November in eight years

MONTREAL — The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board says the region set a November record for condominium sales, which helped fueled a 12 per cent increase in overall residential transactions