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Aug 6 (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 federal Conservative government consulted with both environmental organizations and industry associations before making controversial changes to the Fisheries Act last year, but listened primarily to industry. Documents released recently to The Globe and Mail under federal access to information laws suggest that the wording of a significant change was offered by industry associations. ()

Reports in the business section:

* Barrick Gold Corp is facing yet another class action lawsuit from a group of investors in the Canadian mining giant as it struggles to adjust to faltering metal prices. The suit alleges Barrick violated federal securities laws by making false and misleading statements, and by concealing information related to the cost and development schedule for its Pascua-Lama project, one of Barrick's South American mines. ()

* Bombardier Inc says it can still maintain its position by year end as the world's largest business aircraft manufacturer despite falling behind U.S. rival Gulfstream Aerospace Corp in terms of the value of planes shipped in the second quarter. U.S.-based Gulfstream shipped 36 aircraft worth $1.83 billion in the quarter, compared with 45 planes valued at $1.59 billion for Bombardier. ()   Continued...