OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld Ontario rules banning big pharmacies from selling their own private-label generic drugs.
In a 7-0 decision, the justices said the province’s 2010 decision to ban the practice was consistent with its efforts to ensure transparent drug pricing.
OTTAWA—A major drop in the price of gasoline, coupled with declines in several other goods and services, pushed down Canada’s inflation rate to 0.7 percent last month, adding further justification to the Bank of Canada’s reluctance to raise interest rates anytime soon.
October’s inflation rate was down four-10ths of a percentage point from September and the lowest level since May.
DALLAS—A half-dozen Irish soldiers toting guns with brilliantly-polished bayonets formed a guard of honour outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin as the U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff in one of several solemn ceremonies planned today to mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.
EDMONTON—Cattle and hog producers already struggling because of meat labelling rules in the United States are bracing for the prospect of more financial pain.
The latest version of the U.S. country-of-origin labelling (COOL) policy is to come into effect tomorrow with requirements that producers say will put more of a squeeze on Canadians who export livestock.
OMAHA, Neb.—A U.S. man has been reunited with his now-vintage motorcycle nearly 50 years after it was stolen.
Donald DeVault received the 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 yesterday.
The 73-year-old DeVault learned two weeks ago that California authorities had recovered his motorcycle at the Port of Los Angeles.
KELOWNA, B.C.—An institute dedicated to promoting British Columbia’s wines says the industry could harvest the largest crop ever for a product that’s come to be known as liquid gold.
Icewine is known for its sweetness, and is a popular pairing option with deserts like vanilla ice cream, peach cobbler, and creme brulee.
OTTAWA—The prime minister’s chief of staff went to Stephen Harper for approval of a secret plan that would have seen the Conservative party repay Mike Duffy’s contested expenses and whitewash a Senate report, new RCMP documents suggest.
OTTAWA—The Conservative government has introduced a wide-ranging bill designed to make it illegal to distribute “intimate images” without consent and easier to get such images scrubbed off the Internet.
OTTAWA—Months after the deadly train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Que., the federal government is forcing rail companies to tell municipalities when they transport dangerous goods through their communities.
But the information won’t flow until well after the dangerous substances in question already have rolled through town—months or even a full year later.
TORONTO—A major U.S. player in Northern Ontario’s so-called “Ring of Fire” says it’s suspending indefinitely its chromite project in the mineral-rich area.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. said its affiliate, Cliffs Chromite Ontario Inc., will not allocate additional capital for the project.