Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Business News Advisory

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Business News Advisory

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Business News Advisory


FRIDAY,MAY 27,2016


Here are the CP Business Department's late plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Business Editor Lee-Anne Goodman at, Assistant Business Editor Tara Brautigam at, or the department at We can also be reached at 416-507-2138.


Ottawa posts deficit for fiscal year


OTTAWA -- The Liberals say the latest figures from the Finance Department -- which show a small deficit in the last fiscal year -- confirm that the Tories left the books in the red when they lost the election last fall. However, the Conservatives place blame for the deficit squarely on the Liberals -- continuing a war of words over the state of the government's finances. Moves Business and National. Will be updated to 600 words. By Craig Wong.


Canadian class-action suit over baby powder


TORONTO -- A Canadian class-action lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson over an alleged link between its baby powder products and ovarian cancer in adult women who used the product for long periods of time. The suit's plaintiffs include seven women and family members living in Ontario and Quebec, and the estate of a Montreal woman who died of ovarian cancer in March at age 66. 320 words. By David Paddon.


New Brunswick to appeal beer ruling


FREDERICTON -- The New Brunswick government will appeal a court ruling in April that effectively threw out limits on cross-border alcohol imports.Judge Ronald LeBlanc tossed out all charges against Gerard Comeau, who was charged with illegally importing 14 cases of beer and three bottles of liquor from a Quebec border town in 2012. …

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