PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Jan 5

Mon Jan 5, 2015 5:41am EST
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Jan 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Ontario's premier Kathleen Wynne said the province was ready to shield Canada from the economic tsunami caused by declining oil prices and a sinking dollar. "We have a diverse economy and it can be a buffer, in a time like this, against some of that volatility," Wynne said in an interview. (

** Air Canada will begin negotiations with Unifor, a body representing ticket agents, gate agents, customer service representatives and others, to make up some ground its members lost when the company made dramatic cuts and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2003. (

** Canada's defense department is expected to provide an update on Canadian military mission in Iraq as part of the international campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. (