PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Jan 20

Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:34am EST
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Jan 20 (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 dispute over unpaid charges claimed by a supplier has left thousands of Canadian customers of the NetTalk Internet phone service without the ability to receive calls except from fellow NetTalk subscribers. Inc is a Florida-based company that began selling a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone service in Canada in 2013. (

** Canada's Defence Minister says the country's exclusion from a key U.S.-led meeting this week on the campaign against Islamic State is no big deal and that Ottawa isn't being cut out of key decision-making after the Trudeau Liberals announced plans to pull Canadian jets from the fight. (

** Quebec is facing the first signs of revolt over its planned long-gun registry, an unexpected breach in a province regarded as the staunchest defender of gun-control measures in Canada. Some provincial Members of the National Assembly have started expressing reservations about the registry, and an anti-registry petition has gathered more than 20,300 names online. (

** The country's largest newspaper chain, Postmedia Network Canada Corp, is merging once-competing newsrooms and cutting about 90 staff as it tries to cope with declining revenue and a heavy debt load. (   Continued...