PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Dec 29

Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:46am EST
 
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Dec 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.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

** Canada Jetlines Ltd is aiming to launch jet service in the West in the summer of 2015 as it seeks to lure consumers away from planes with propellers. Vancouver-based Jetlines will target domestic routes where turboprops are flown, vowing to avoid competing head-to-head against Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd on flights where they offer jet service. (bit.ly/1vCA5vG)

** Film producer Judd Apatow is criticizing two Ontario entertainment venues for playing host to upcoming performances by Bill Cosby despite sex-assault allegations made against the comedian by several women. Apatow posted his concerns on Twitter, sending messages to Centre in the Square theatre in Kitchener and to Budweiser Gardens arena in London. (bit.ly/1AdoKHT)

** According to new rules announced by Employment Minister Jason Kenney in June, businesses have to get down to a maximum work force of 20 percent temporary foreign workers (TFW) by summer, and 10 percent by 2016. This could reduce the low-wage TFW work force "by 50 percent in the next three years," according to a government statement. In Fort McMurray, that policy carries a high cost - for businesses, workers, and consumers. (bit.ly/1vm2YLr)

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