Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (14,500.39 up 53.87 points):

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down six cents, or 1.47 per cent, to $4.01 on 16.4 million shares.

Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up six cents, or 0.76 per cent, to $8 on 11.6 million shares.

Touchstone Gold Ltd. (TSX:TCH). Miner. Unchanged at 0.5 cents on 6.6 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Unchanged at $3.01 on 4.9 million shares.

Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.41 per cent, to $2.47 on 4.6 million shares.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down seven cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $8.76 on 4.4 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (998.77 up 0.80 points):

Vanoil Energy Ltd. (TSXV:VEL). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 44.44 per cent, to 6.5 cents on 9.6 million shares.

Diagnos Inc. (TSXV:ADK). Application software. Unchanged at seven cents on seven million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Augusta Resource Corp. (TSX:AZC). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.30 per cent, to $3.30 on 15,386 shares. Shareholders have received conflicting advice from a couple of proxy advisory firms over the future of the company’s shareholders rights plan in the face of a hostile takeover bid by HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM). Proxy advisory firm ISS recommended shareholders vote against renewal of the rights and criticized as “truly egregious” the compenstation for the chief executive if the CEO leaves after the acquisition.

Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B). Telecommunications. Up one cent, or 0.02 per cent, to $44.27 on 660,228 shares. The company doled out a combined $39.5 million last year to the company’s outgoing CEO and its new chief executive. Guy Laurence, who only stepped into the CEO role on Dec. 2, made a total of $12.7 million in 2013, according to figures disclosed in Rogers’ annual report. Meanwhile, retired CEO Nadir Mohamed took home total compensation of $26.8 million last year, the bulk of it coming from his retirement package.

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