PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Feb 12

Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:06am EST
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Feb 12 (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 Ontario government will unveil a strategy in June to combat human trafficking, and while it will not focus solely on indigenous women, the province acknowledges that the exploitation "overwhelmingly" affects indigenous women. (

** Voters in an Ontario by-election have meted out a harsh blow to Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals, handing a 24-point victory to the Progressive Conservatives in Whitby-Oshawa. (

** Big Plastic is laying down the legal gauntlet against a Montreal suburb that is looking at banning plastic bags later this year. The Canadian Plastic Bag Association served the City of Brossard with a legal letter on Thursday demanding it back off on its proposed shopping-bag bylaw. Officials in the town are expected to pass a bylaw next Tuesday that would see a ban come into effect by September. (

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