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July 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers on Friday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
** Canada's Potash Corp of Saskatchewan said it was confident of addressing concerns raised by K+S over its 7.9 billion euro ($8.7-billion) takeover proposal for the German potash miner, giving K+S's stock a boost. (bit.ly/1R9b5vF)
** The Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigated the Conservative government's appointment of Arthur Porter to Canada's intelligence oversight agency after allegations surfaced the physician was involved in a kickback scheme in Montreal. (bit.ly/1Kxhzkd)
** Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been cleared to work one or two days a week as he continues his recovery from cancer surgery. (bit.ly/1H4oLjI)
** Canadian law enforcement agencies couldn't seem to agree Thursday over who should take the lead investigating a series of bomb threats - all fake - against WestJet Airlines flights over the past week. (bit.ly/1CfQRdi)
** Bank of America Merrill Lynch has become the first bank to forecast a Canadian recession this year. The bank said Canada's economy will shrink by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter, following a 0.6 per cent contraction in the first. (bit.ly/1C5tkv0)
Compiled by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe