PRESS DIGEST- Canada - June 11

Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:03am EDT
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June 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.


* A move in Canada's parliament justice committee to give transgender people extra protection under the Criminal Code failed after a Tory member of parliament, who had supported transgender rights in the past, abruptly substituted himself off the committee, apparently to watch the funeral for the three Royal Canadian Mountain Police officers slain in Moncton. (

* British Columbia's teachers' union has voted 86 percent in favor of a full-scale strike, although its President Jim Iker said a decision has not yet been made to move towards a full-scale walkout. The union is now obligated to give three days' notice before teachers walk off the job, meaning a notice issued early Wednesday could result in a strike beginning Monday. (

Reports in the business section:

* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is scouring the globe for investments, but is unwilling to invest in Russia because of legal risks and is taking a cautious approach to buying assets in Europe. (   Continued...