PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Dec 13

Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:49am EST
 
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Dec 13 (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

* The Conservative government's decision to approve major cuts at Canada Post was driven by concern that the Crown Corp was just months away from becoming a major drain on Ottawa's bottom line. ()

* Quebec authorities are calling it a first - an elected official coming forward to denounce people after being the target of alleged corruption. The province's anti-corruption squad, known as UPAC, is giving Chateauguay Mayor Nathalie Simon full marks for filing a complaint with police this past September. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Canada is heading for a gridlock in energy development that will rob the country of future wealth unless it can solve vexing environmental and aboriginal conflicts, a blue-ribbon group including senior Calgary business people warned in a new report. ()   Continued...