PRESS DIGEST- Canada-May 20

Wed May 20, 2015 7:54am EDT
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May 20 (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 British Columbia government will announce plans on Wednesday to sign a project development agreement with the Pacific NorthWest LNG joint venture led by Malaysia's Petronas. (

** The new owner of Tim Hortons Inc has closed the cafe chain's U.S. head office just as it is gearing up for a big push south of the border. Tim Hortons is shifting its efforts to build the U.S. business to its headquarters in Canada, spokesman Patrick McGrade said on Tuesday. (

** Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs has not done a human rights assessment of Saudi Arabia in the past two years even though Ottawa is brokering a C$15-billion ($12.27 billion)arms deal to sell fighting vehicles to Riyadh, a regime with an abysmal record for treatment of women, dissenters and offenders. (   Continued...