PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Dec 17

Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:54am EST
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Dec 17 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Economists are fast revising their forecasts for Canada's economy, and those of its provinces, amid the spectacular collapse in oil prices. BMO Nesbitt Burns, for example, has lowered its outlook for economic growth next year to just 2.2 percent. (

** Justice Minister Peter MacKay has appointed two of the country's most conservative law professors as judges in Ontario, one of whom has publicly criticized the court he is about to join. (


** Despite Talisman Energy Inc chief Hal Kvisle's intention to re-retire at the end of this month, he will stay on the job a little longer, after his company's much-rumored deal with Spanish energy company Repsol SA was finally done. (