PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Sept 4

Thu Sep 4, 2014 6:03am EDT
 
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Sept 4 (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

** Manulife Financial Corp is acquiring the Canadian operations of Britain's Standard Life Plc in a C$4-billion deal that builds both insurers' wealth businesses and boosts Manulife's presence in Quebec. (bit.ly/1vQZpCg)

** Premier Christy Clark wants British Columbia teachers to suspend their strike and return to the bargaining table - though her attempt to bridge the divide was quickly rebuffed, and a comment about teachers' massage-benefit demands only drew the union's ire. Clark said teachers need to come to the table with a realistic proposal. (bit.ly/1oGz5SF)

** Stephen Holyday, the son of former Toronto deputy mayor Doug Holyday, is putting his name on the ballot for the seat once held by his father in Ward 3. Holyday, a manager with the Ontario Ministry of Energy and a long-time Etobicoke resident, registered on Wednesday. (bit.ly/1unpm9w)

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