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Vermilion shares fall after it cuts dividend due to virus hit on oil prices

Vermilion shares fall after it cuts dividend due to virus hit on oil prices

CALGARY — Shares in Vermilion Energy Inc. fell by as much as 16 per cent Friday morning after it cut its dividend in half to deal with weakness in commodity prices linked to economic fallout from the novel coronavirus.
Immediate worry of COVID-19 spurred Bank of Canada rate cut, Poloz says

Immediate worry of COVID-19 spurred Bank of Canada rate cut, Poloz says

Canada's central bank was leaning towards cutting its trend-setting interest rate this week before the novel coronavirus pushed it to take a more dramatic step to get ahead of the shock the outbreak will have on the economy, Bank of Canada governor S
Collision cancels in-person portion of annual conference, moves online

Collision cancels in-person portion of annual conference, moves online

TORONTO — Organizers of the Collision conference say they are cancelling the in-person component this year amid concerns around a novel form of coronavirus.
Statistics Canada to release February jobs report today; 10,000 jobs expected

Statistics Canada to release February jobs report today; 10,000 jobs expected

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is scheduled to release its latest reading on the country's job market this morning.
Statistics Canada says Merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5B in January

Statistics Canada says Merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5B in January

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5 billion in January compared with $732 million in December as exports fell. The agency says merchandise exports fell 2 per cent in January to $48.
Statistics Canada says Merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5B in January

Statistics Canada says Merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5B in January

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5 billion in January compared with $732 million in December as exports fell. The agency says merchandise exports fell 2 per cent in January to $48.
Statistics Canada says Merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5B in January

Statistics Canada says Merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5B in January

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says the country's merchandise trade deficit grew to $1.5 billion in January compared with $732 million in December as exports fell. The agency says merchandise exports fell 2 per cent in January to $48.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for February, by province

OTTAWA — Canada's national unemployment rate was 5.6 per cent in February. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland and Labrador 12.0 per cent (11.9) — Prince Edward Island 8.

Here's a quick glance at unemployment rates for February, by Canadian city

OTTAWA — The national unemployment rate was 5.6 per cent in February. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities.

National employment numbers for February from Statistics Canada, at a glance

OTTAWA — A quick look at February employment (numbers from the previous month in brackets): Unemployment rate: 5.6 per cent (5.5) Employment rate: 61.8 per cent (61.8) Participation rate: 65.5 per cent (65.