PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Dec 16
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.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
* 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...