Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,256.35, down 1.62 points):IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Unchanged at three cents on 14.7 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $12.52 on 5.2 million shares.BetaPro Crude Oil. (TSX:HOU). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $6.08 on 4.3 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up four cents, or 3.17 per cent, to $1.30 on 4.2 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up five cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $25.93 on 3.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 64 cents, or 4.77 per cent, to $14.06 on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (TSX:GC). Travel and leisure. Up $4.57, or 17.97 per cent, to $4.57 on 625,126 shares. Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN). Real estate. Up $2.74, or 7.76 per cent, to $38.05 on 329,341 shares. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has selected these two companies to run its casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. Under the deal, Great Canadian and Brookfield would acquire OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino located in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
The Church of England has joined the war on plastic as vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles. A clerical clothing manufacturer has launched the first-ever plastic cassock in a bid to make priestly clothing more eco-friendly. Butler & Butler has begun selling a men’s cassock made from 100 per cent recycled polyester made from reclaimed PET bottles. The company, which specialises in fair trade and organic clerical outfits, first began selling the clothing a fortnight ago and Mr Butler says it has been popular with ethically-minded clergy. Director of the company the Rev Simon Butler said it had come up with the idea following the “huge swell of interest” in reducing plastic waste following the Blue Planet series which drew attention to the issue at the end of last year “Ecological concern and naturalism is a natural outworking of a well-developed Christian faith, particularly the need to be responsible stewards of creation. I hope it’s an area in which Christians and Christian businesses can take a public lead.” A fabric mill in India is producing the fabric for the £189 cassock, which Mr Butler said was closer to a “softer wool feel” than traditional polyester. “The company has been going for ten years and we have a strong customer base who really like what we do with the Fairtrade and the organic. “So the move into the recycled plastics just seemed like a really good fit. Our existing customer base have been really pleased and supportive of the idea, and we have been taking them around vestment fairs for people who are being ordained this coming July and the response has been really good, I think because it’s such a live topic and a live issue,” he said. A pilot whale was filmed carrying her dead newborn baby around the ocean for days. David Attenborough told viewers it was possible the calf was poisoned by its mother’s own contaminated milk.Credit:Blue Planet /BBC The company currently only sells a men’s version, with the women’s cassock taking longer to design and develop because “the men have a simpler taste, whereas the women’s garment is slightly more crafted”, he added. The Church of England has regularly spoken out on environmental issues, with its pensions fund divesting from some fossil fuels in 2015 following a vote in General Synod for it to adopt an ethical position on its investments. Many businesses were prompted into action by the Blue Planet episode which showed the volume of plastic waste in the ocean and a mother pilot whale carrying her dead calf, which it said may have been killed by plastic-related chemicals in her milk. The series also led the Government to commit to eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.