PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Jan 14

Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:18am EST
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Jan 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* A special meeting in which the Toronto city council voted unanimously to ask for C$114 million ($105 million) in ice storm funding from the provincial and federal governments descended into a shouting match, with councillors bickering over who was in charge at city hall after the storm. Councillor Karen Stintz, who intends to run against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford this year, took aim at him for not creating a clear chain of leadership after the storm. ()

* Health Minister Deb Matthews announced that five hospitals in Southern Ontario will permanently close their doors and be replaced with a new acute-care center as part of a massive overhaul of the troubled Niagara Health System. ()

Reports in the business section:   Continued...