PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Feb 19

Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
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Feb 19 (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 British Columbia Liberal government hired economist Tim O'Neill to spend a week reviewing the economic assumptions and revenue forecasts to help counter the eroded fiscal credibility. O'Neill's final report, which showed revenue assumptions were too optimistic, was released publicly on Monday.

* New Brunswick Premier David Alward travelled to Montreal Monday to try to convince Quebec Premier Pauline Marois that moving Alberta oil to the East Coast through Quebec would benefit all provinces. But Quebec Premier did not say if she was swayed by his arguments.

Reports in the business section:

* PMI Gold Corp and Keegan Resources Inc issued a joint statement saying they had mutually decided to abandon the plans to form a larger gold development company in Africa because it was unlikely that PMI's shareholders would approve the proposed transaction.   Continued...