PRESS DIGEST-Canada-March 16

Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:56am EDT
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March 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Reports on more than 250 unidentified human remains are not in a Royal Canadian Mounted Police-managed database created to help link the missing with the anonymous dead, a substantial gap the federal police agency refuses to acknowledge. (

** The Conservative government is facing a rematch in the Supreme Court of Canada after the unprecedented rejection last year of a judge it wished to appoint to the country's highest court. At a hearing next month, the court will consider the legality of another senior judicial appointment - this one of Justice Robert Mainville to the Quebec Court of Appeal last June. (

** After three years of falling commodity prices, big mining companies are taking the lead on exploration in Canada as cash-strapped junior miners struggle to stay afloat. (