PRESS DIGEST-Canada - Dec 12

Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:50am EST
 
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Dec 12 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL

* Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is seeking her legislature's blessing for an expansion of the Canada Pension Plan in a final push ahead of a crucial federal-provincial meeting next week. ()

* First Nations leaders in British Columbia are seeking multibillion-dollar loan guarantees from the federal government to enable them to take ownership stakes in various liquefied natural gas projects being planned in the province, and have also traveled to China and Japan looking for backers. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Canada Post's decision to raise stamp prices and shift to community mailboxes has sent shivers through small businesses and home offices. The mail carrier unveiled a series of changes on Wednesday aimed at reversing its losses, including phasing out urban home delivery and cutting between 6,000 and 8,000 jobs. ()   Continued...