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Jan 3 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* A clash of privacy rights and safety concerns is coming to a head as one of Alberta's largest oil sands employers attempts to force thousands of its workers to submit to new random drug and alcohol tests. Arguments on the matter are now being heard in a labour arbitration hearing in Calgary. ()

* Parents should brace for more labour disruptions at Ontario's schools in 2013 after an open letter from the premier has the unions preparing for the education minister to impose new contracts.

The letter from Dalton McGuinty, which says the uncertainty in education cannot continue and points to a need to balance the budget, comes on the eve of an announcement by education minister Laurel Broten on the government's next steps scheduled for Thursday morning. ()

Reports in the business section:   Continued...