PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Jan 13

Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:30am EST
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Jan 13 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Federal liberals and new democrats are bracing to be heavily outspent on the ground by the governing conservatives in this year's election. All three leading parties can be expected to spend their national limit of more than C$20 million during the official campaign period scheduled for next fall. (

** The Keystone XL pipeline passed a major procedural hurdle in the United States Senate, receiving enough votes on Monday to override a filibuster for the first time in the years-long dispute. The chamber agreed to move forward with debate on a bill that would force U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Canadian oil infrastructure. (

** Industry efforts to cut back on drilling operations and future projects have failed to stem oil's slide, as prospects of a growing glut in the short term continue to drive down global crude prices. (