PRESS DIGEST-Canada - Dec 21

Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:03am EST
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Dec 21 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Canadian Provinces are trying to push the federal government's $36-billion health-transfer program onto the agenda of this week's finance ministers' meeting in Ottawa, with some calling for a new formula that shifts more cash to provinces with older populations. (

** The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has restarted its review of a proposal to export liquefied natural gas from British Columbia after a delay that lasted more than six months. (

** Canada's business leaders aren't enamoured with the new federal Liberal government's approach to business, although they are attracted by its "sunny ways". The latest quarterly C-Suite Survey shows that almost 60 per cent of corporate executives feel the election of a new government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is negative for business. Eleven percent think it will be strongly negative. (


** Canada's defence minister, Harjit Sajjan, is visiting Iraq, just days after Canadian military forces helped push back a major Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant offensive. (

** Ontario is looking for federal government guidance on regulating clinics that sell medical marijuana and on how pot should be sold for recreational use once it's legalized. ( (Compiled by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru)