PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Jan 19

Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:24am EST
 
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Jan 19 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL

** Federal Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains says he hopes Iran's growing appetite to purchase hundreds of civilian aircraft on the world market translates into an opportunity for Canadian aerospace, but the Justin Trudeau government hasn't said when or how Ottawa might roll back economic sanctions on Tehran to make this possible. (bit.ly/1PnFNul)

** Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents. (bit.ly/1PnFNul)

** Canada has been excluded from a high-level meeting of "significant contributors' to the U.S.-led coalition called to discuss stepping up the fight to defeat Islamic State militants. The meeting of defense ministers from the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands is set for Wednesday in Paris. (bit.ly/1ZJnuL0)

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