PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Dec 11

Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:18am EST
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Dec 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Ontario's students are bracing to go as long as two years without sports teams, clubs, field trips and after-school help as the dispute between teachers and the Liberal government drags on.

Students have been walking out of class to demand their favorite activities be restored, but they are unlikely to get their wish any time soon. ()

* In a reaction perhaps unique in labor annals, negotiators for the Health Sciences Association are so outraged by the provincial government's last contract offer that they have called off their latest round of job action. ()

* B.C. Premier Christy Clark will be seeking a mandate from the province's voters to carry on with her jobs plan, one that she says has already created 50,000 new jobs. Even as a leading economist called the government's job numbers into question. ()   Continued...