PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Dec 16

Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:07am EST
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Dec 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is pledging to put subway construction at the top of the government's priority list - and move other infrastructure projects down - in a bid to break gridlock in the Toronto region. ()

* The federal government's proposal to create a national securities watchdog is a violation of the Constitution and an intrusion into a provincial jurisdiction that defies a recent a Supreme Court of Canada ruling, says Quebec Finance Minister Nicolas Marceau. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Prince Edward Island is floating a plan to delay the launch of an expanded Canada Pension Plan to 2018 in a bid to forge a consensus among the provinces, and to push the federal government to act in reforming retirement benefits. ()   Continued...