Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,075.42, down 51.76 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up three cents, or 2.16 per cent, to $1.42 on 10.2 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 10 cents, or 7.25 per cent, to $1.28 on 8.3 million shares. The future of Bombardier’s sole Canadian CSeries order is in serious doubt after Ottawa confirmed it would not allow passenger jets to fly out of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Transport Minister Marc Garneau tweeted Thursday night that the government will not reopen an agreement with the City of Toronto and Ports Toronto that would need to be renegotiated to extend the runway at the island airport and permit jets.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 74 cents, or 7.35 per cent, to $10.81 on 8.2 million shares.
Orbite Technologies Inc. (TSX:ORT). Miner. Down 6.5 cents, or 13 per cent, to 43.5 cents on 7.7 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 1.35 per cent, to $5.25 on 5.6 million shares.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down four cents, or 0.76 per cent, to $5.22 on 4.1 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Loyalty programs. Down $1.57, or 13.99 per cent, to $9.65 on 1.5 million shares. The company that runs Aeroplan in Canada and other customer loyalty programs around the world is cutting more than 200 jobs and pursuing a second round of cost-cutting as it adjusts to economic uncertainties and weak consumer confidence. Montreal-based Aimia Inc. said the affected employees from its global workforce of 4,000 will be gone by the end of the year and include a significant but unspecified number of jobs in Canada.