PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Nov 30

Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:06am EST
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Nov 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Public elementary school teachers across Ontario will start one-day walkouts in the second week of December, and high school teachers are considering whether to join their counterparts on the picket lines, The Globe and Mail has learned. Multiple school boards will likely shutter their buildings during the walkouts, leaving parents scrambling to find alternative child care. ()

* Quebec's corruption inquiry has wrapped up its public hearings for the year after weeks of bombshell-laden testimony that blew up two mayors' careers and managed to rattle the realms of politics, business and organized crime. The Charbonneau Commission is pausing its hearings until Jan. 21, after having toppled the long-standing mayors of Montreal and Laval during its fall session. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Chevron Corp got off to a rough start in a Toronto courtroom on Thursday as it tried to quash a move by the Amazon villagers attempting to collect on an $18.3 billion environmental judgment levelled against the company by an Ecuadorean court last year. In one of a handful of similar legal actions around the world, lawyers for the Ecuadorean plaintiffs are trying to get Ontario to recognize the massive Ecuadorean ruling against Chevron, which came last year in a tangled fight over decades of oil pollution in the Amazon. ()   Continued...