PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Dec 31

Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:18am EST
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Dec 31 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** A group of leading Canadian tech entrepreneurs has told the Liberal government they need help recruiting top foreign talent and finding customers - not handouts - if they were to replace BlackBerry and Nortel Networks as Canadian-based tech giants. They asked the government to back down on an election pledge to increase taxation of stock options. (

** The Conservative Party is vowing to use any means necessary, including a Senate blockade, to keep the Liberal government from forcing through electoral-reform legislation without first holding a referendum. (

** Montreal-based daily La Presse is scrapping its Monday-to-Friday printed papers starting Jan. 1, ending a 131-year run of publishing hard-copy news throughout the week. (