PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Feb 11

Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:11am EST
 
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Feb 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.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

* Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne turned to her leadership rivals and some Liberal backbenchers for key positions in her new cabinet, which will be sworn-in Monday afternoon, The Canadian Press has learned.

Sources said leadership contender Charles Sousa, a former banker, will become Ontario's new finance minister, taking over from Dwight Duncan, who will officially resign his Windsor seat on Thursday.

* Canada is in danger of losing a major international battle over its management of polar bears with former allies reversing their position and supporting a proposed ban on cross-border trade in parts of the animals.

Reports in the business section:

* The sawmills of three major Canadian lumber producers are expected to enjoy brisk orders this year, especially as housing markets in the United States perk up.   Continued...