PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Jan 22

Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:31am EST
 
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Jan 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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** Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd says it would cut 1,000 jobs and C$400 million in spending this year as it grapples with declining freight volumes in a sluggish economy. The job losses are expected by the middle of this year. (bit.ly/1WAdOgF)

** The federal government is looking to speed up promised reforms to employment insurance with legislation early in the new session, as job losses mount in Alberta and Saskatchewan due to the fall in commodity prices. (bit.ly/1lByDuD)

** Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is set to meet with her Ontario counterpart, Kathleen Wynne, on Friday as the Western province seeks to build support for the proposed Energy East pipeline after it drew heat from Montreal-area mayors on Thursday. (bit.ly/1nd9EPq)

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