PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Nov 20

Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:53am EST
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Nov 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Calgary-based pipeline and power giant TransCanada Corp said on Wednesday that it would spend as much as $46 billion through to 2020 to connect surging supplies of shale gas and oil sands crude in Western Canada to growth markets. (

** Australia's free trade deal with China may not be good news for Canada as its companies struggle to find a foothold in the world's second largest economy. The Australian deal is now prompting calls in Canada for the Stephen Harper government to kick-start its own free trade talks with China, which stands to find cheaper alternatives to its south than from across the Pacific once the agreement is finalized. (

** Bell Media Inc has cut 80 full-time positions in its latest round of layoffs, citing an "industry-wide challenging advertising market." (