PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Nov 14

Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:22am EST
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Nov 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* McGill University is suing a former star of the Canadian medical establishment for C$317,154 ($316,800), saying he has reneged on a loan and collected salary he should have never been paid.

The university filed the suit against Arthur Porter -- who left the country and his job as CEO of the McGill University Health Centre under a cloud -- alleging that he failed to repay C$287,000 of a C$500,000 low-interest loan the university provided him in 2008 to help pay for real estate. ()

* As free trade talks with the European Union reach the endgame, Ottawa is signalling it is prepared to give the Europeans at least part of what they asked for on drug patents - a move that could cost Canadians up to C$900 million a year.

With negotiations at the bureaucratic level nearing closure, International Trade Minister Ed Fast will meet his European counterpart in Brussels next week, taking the discussions to the next level. ()