Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,447.66, down 210.97 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 38 cents, or 6.53 per cent, to $5.44 on 11.9 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 19 cents, or 10.61 per cent, to $1.60 on 11.3 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 17 cents, or 2.8 per cent, to $5.90 on 7.3 million shares.The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down $2 or 2.59 per cent, to $75.25 on 6.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Up seven cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $4.38 on 5.4 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 18 cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $22.74 on 5 million shares. Companies in the news:Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B). Down $2.91 or 32 per cent to $6.18. Dorel Industries Inc. saw its share price plunge to a record low Tuesday after it suspended its dividend due to U.S. tariffs on Chinese-made products. The Montreal-based maker of bicycles, children’s car seats and home furnishings said U.S. tariff increases in May to 25 per cent on many of the goods it produces is having a much greater impact on its business than the original 10 per cent tariffs introduced a year ago. The company said a dividend of 15 cents US per share declared on Aug. 2 is not affected and will be paid on Wednesday.Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Up 27 cents to $47.42. Telus Corp. is dramatically increasing the size of its home and business security operations with a deal to buy ADT Security Services Canada Inc. for roughly $700 million. The Vancouver-based company said Tuesday the purchase is part of its move to provide monitoring for fires, floods, carbon monoxide leaks and break-ins as well as internet-controlled automation features. ADT Canada employs about 1,000 and has approximately 500,000 residential and business customers — about five times the number at Telus SmartHome Security and Secure Business, which was launched last year. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2019.The Canadian Press read more

Sports sets a guiding light for international relations to follow Ban tells

“The Olympics and Paralympics bring out the best in athletic achievement,” he said in a video message broadcast at the ceremony. “The Olympic Flame also illuminates hope for our common humanity. Even in the cold winter weather, barriers between people melt away.” “The Olympic spirit prevails: Fair play, mutual respect, friendly competition. Let us take that spirit and spread it around the world. “For peace – and a truce between warring parties around the world. For human rights and an end to discrimination. For a life of dignity for all. Together, let us celebrate sports and solidarity.”Mr. Ban, who is in Sochi for the Games, is holding meetings with other world leaders attending the opening ceremonies, as well as leading sports officials.In talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the two stressed the importance of sports for peace and development, and noted that the UN and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are natural partners with shared goals.They also discussed sustainable development and climate change, and Mr. Ban invited Mr. Xi to attend his climate summit at UN Headquarters on 23 September.On Syria, Mr. Ban voiced appreciation for China’s constructive role in supporting the political process, its contributions to humanitarian aid its efforts to destroy chemical weapons in Syria, including through providing a naval escort. He thanked China for its contributions to UN peacekeeping and for its leadership role towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and reducing tensions there, urging Mr. Xi to encourage the parties to take positive confidence-building steps such as the recently agreed family reunions and to follow through on them.Mr. Ban also met Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for disabled athletes, highlighting its key importance in promoting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has embraced sports as a way to create societies that value diversity and inclusion. read more