PRESS DIGEST-Canada-June 8

Mon Jun 8, 2015 7:14am EDT
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June 8 (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 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is close to buying a big chunk of General Electric Co's private-equity lending arm, a deal that would see more than $10 billion of loan assets switch hands from the industrial giant to Canada's largest pension fund. (

** The average price for detached homes within the city of Vancouver has rocketed to a record C$2.23 million ($1.8 million) as the provincial government faces pressure to cool off the scorching housing market. (

** The federal government last year found a number of environmental issues related to the Alberta oil sands, including contaminant levels that exceed guidelines, higher-than-expected atmospheric concentrations of chemicals, and a lack of regional species such as marten and fisher. (   Continued...