PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Dec 30

Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:38am EST
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Dec 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said in a recent interview that not much had changed since 2012 when former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney accused Corporate Canada of sitting on huge piles of "dead money" and not doing enough to drive economic growth. If the situation persists, he will step up government action to create jobs, Leitao said. (

** A earthquake struck 20 kilometers north of Victoria and was felt across much of southern British Columbia. Natural Resources Canada said the quake measured 4.3, while the U.S. Geological Survey placed the magnitude at 4.8. The Canadian agency said there were no reports of damage, adding that none was expected. (

** Gold's persistent weakness isn't over yet, according to David Garofalo, the incoming chief executive of Goldcorp Inc , the world's most valuable gold miner. "Gold prices over the next couple of years may struggle because of the reality of the interest-rate environment," Garofalo said. (