PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Dec 18

Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:33am EST
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Dec 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* Dozens of vulnerable women who disappeared from Vancouver's poverty-stricken, drug-ridden downtown eastside were victims of systemic police bias and blatant police failures, says a highly anticipated public inquiry report. ()

* Just days after a lone gunman's rampage through a Connecticut elementary school left 20 children and six adults dead, a Vancouver primary school imposed a four-hour lockdown Monday after being informed of threats made toward its students and staff. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Mark Carney will face a grilling from British members of Parliament over his political ambitions and leanings after revelations the next Bank of England governor was recently courted by liberals to run for leader and that he and his family holidayed at the party finance critic's seaside home in Nova Scotia. ()   Continued...