PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Nov 15

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:18am EST
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Nov 15 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Toronto's Police Services Board is pushing back against Chief Bill Blair on two fronts, refusing to accept his request for a 2.3 percent budget increase and demanding to see the paperwork and information collected when officers stop individuals on the street.

Members of the civilian oversight body asked Blair to do more work on the two contentious files at a meeting Wednesday that included a string of public presentations raising questions about a new initiative to issue receipts to civilians involved in "street checks" by police. ()

* The annual physical by your family doctor will be quicker and involve fewer tests for most healthy adults under a new fee agreement with Ontario's physicians.

The province reached a tentative deal with the Ontario Medical Association Tuesday, worth C$11.1 billion ($11.07 billion) a year, that calls for "modernizing" the annual health exam and personalizing it to individual needs to reduce unnecessary tests. ()