PRESS DIGEST- Canada - May 29

Thu May 29, 2014 6:02am EDT
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May 29 (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 promising Canadian stroke drug has received a rare waiver of consent that allows Toronto paramedics to use the drug on patients without their permission. (

* Canadians are "stupid" and post far too much information online, a former head of the national electronic spying agency says, leaving the country with "long ways to go" in protecting personal information in an Internet era. (

Reports in the business section:

* Bank of Nova Scotia has settled on a plan to unload the majority of its stake in asset manager CI Financial , opting to sell shares directly to public investors by way of a bought deal. The bank is selling 72 million shares at C$31.60 each, amounting to a total deal size of about C$2.3 billion, making it one of the largest public offerings in Canada. (   Continued...