PRESS DIGEST-Canada- June 11

Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:34am EDT
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June 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* The Conservative government is putting public-service unions on notice that sick days will be targeted in the next round of collective bargaining. Treasury Board President Tony Clement said the government wants to move away from the current rules, where workers can use up to 15 paid sick days and five family days a year, in addition to vacation time. ()

* Hubert Lacroix, the president of Radio-Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, said the broadcaster shouldn't have changed its name to "Ici" so abruptly last week, dropping "Canada" from its public image and raising the ire of Canadians confused by the move away from a name that has served the broadcaster for decades. ()

* A 78-year-old woman dubbed the "Black Widow" for her criminal past with other men has admitted to slipping tranquilizers into her newlywed husband's coffee while they were on a honeymoon last year. ()