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Dec 6 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Premier Dalton McGuinty has been pushing a reluctant Ontario government to block the walkouts by elementary school teachers that are set to begin on Monday. ()

* On the afternoon after a late night of voting on 47 opposition amendments to the government's budget bill, tempers flared on both sides of the House, with a conservative minister having to be separated from a heated face-to-face argument with senior new democrats. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Struggling home improvement retailer Rona Inc, which spurned a C$1.8 billion ($1.81 billion) takeover proposal by U.S. rival Lowe's Companies Inc, is moving to streamline its business and sell off non core assets. ()   Continued...