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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (16,611.84, up 39.16 points).

CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST) Health care. Down 75 cents, or 21.87 per cent, to $2.68 on 6.1 million shares.

Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) Energy. Up a penny, or 0.16 per cent, to $6.12 on 5.8 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Up nine cents, or 2.11 per cent, to $4.35 on 5.2 million shares.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 11 cents, or 0.48 per cent, to $22.82 on 5.1 million shares.

Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Down 38 cents, or three per cent, to $12.29 on 4.9 million shares.

Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Down two cents, or 0.47 per cent, to $4.22 on 3.8 million shares.

Companies in the news:

CannTrust Holdings Corp. shares have plummeted further after a media report alleging that the cannabis company’s chief executive and chairman of the board were aware of pot cultivation in rooms without government approval months before Health Canada discovered the illicit activity. A report published in the Globe and Mail late Tuesday cites internal emails that suggest CannTrust chairman Eric Paul and its chief executive Peter Aceto were informed in November that the firm was growing pot in unlicensed rooms at its Ontario greenhouse.

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC) Down 27 cents, or 1.26 per cent, to $21.24 on 3.3 million shares. Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon said Wednesday the province will not offer financial help to SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in spite of the construction giant’s woes. “Despite the obvious operational problems…I don’t see the need for the Quebec government to intervene at the financial level,” he told reporters in Montreal.

The Canadian Press