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McDonald's launches Beyond Meat burger test

More than a year after A&W became the first Canadian fast-food chain to sell the now ubiquitous Beyond Meat burgers, McDonald's Canada will roll out a limited pilot of the plant-based patty to test its customer's appetite for vegetarian eats.

“We've been taking our time to get it right,” Michaela Charette, the company's head of consumer insights, said in an interview.

U.S.-China trade war hurting Canada’s largest railway, says CN executive

MONTREAL — A slumping global economy and the U.S.-China trade war are hurting freight volumes and revenue, says Canadian National Railway Co.’s chief financial officer.

“Our volumes are much weaker than expected. This is not a CN phenomenon, this is an industry phenomenon,” Ghislain Houle told a CIBC investor conference in Montreal Wednesday.

Sell alcohol for offsite drinking: advocate

Provincial governments should permit all restaurants and bars to sell consumers alcohol to go or include beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages in delivery orders, says a national association representing the industry.

“The whole (offsite sales) thing is pretty muddy,” said Mark von Schellwitz, vice-president of Western Canada for Restaurants Canada.