Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (13,419.57 up 24.17 points):

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up a penny, or 0.21 per cent, at $4.79 on 6.74 million shares.

Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 31 cents, or 4.10 per cent, at $7.87 on 5.12 million shares.

Touchstone Gold Ltd. (TSX:TCH). Miner. Up half a cent, or 33.33 per cent, at two cents on 4.88 million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 24 cents, or 1.17 per cent, at $20.72 on 4.73 million shares.

Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up nine cents, or 1.44 per cent, at $6.32 on 4.66 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (922.49 down 12.40 points):

LX Ventures Inc. (TSXV:LXV). Computer hardware. Down 19 cents, or 25 per cent, at 57 cents on 5.08 million shares.

Brilliant Resources Inc. (TSXV:BLT). Miner. Unchanged at seven cents on 3.35 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down $1.07, or 6.08 per cent, at $16.54 on 3.62 million nshares. Multiple reports say founder Peter Munk plans to soon step aside as co-chairman. The company refused to comment Monday, except to say it will provide an update after a board meeting Wednesday.

Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 56 cents, or 4.51 per cent, at $12.99 on 3.07 million shares. Two representatives of American activitist investor Carl Icahn will join the board of the Calgary-based oil and gas producer. Talisman has seen a number of changes among the board of directors and senior management over the past year.