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Dec 5 (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 is sending in a team to advise the Toronto District School Board on how to fix its operations following revelations of overspending on routine maintenance and major construction projects along with a growing deficit.()

* Human resources minister Diane Finley said on Tuesday that many jobless Canadians who have been denied Employment Insurance benefits are waiting too long for appeals of those decisions to be heard. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Malaysia's state owned Petronas has made an 11th-hour public commitment to dramatically expand its proposed natural gas export plant on Canada's West Coast if Ottawa approves its C$6 billion ($6.04 billion) takeover of Progress Energy Resources Corp. ()   Continued...