PRESS DIGEST- Canada - June 12

Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:14am EDT
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June 12 (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 National Democratic Party is going to court to challenge the verdict of a secretive House of Commons committee, which found New Democratic Party MPs guilty of improperly spending $1.17 million in parliamentary resources on partisan mass mailings. (

* The Toronto District School Board's newly minted Confucius Institute is in jeopardy after a committee of trustees recommended suspending its partnership with the Chinese government. The board passed a motion on Wednesday evening calling on all TDSB trustees and staff to investigate concerns about censorship by the Chinese government, which is quietly spreading its reach into Canadian classrooms through language and culture programs with virtually no oversight. (

Reports in the business section:

* In the middle of a massive advertising campaign to introduce its re-named Tangerine Bank subsidiary to Canadians, the Bank of Nova Scotia has found itself in a legal battle over its right to use the label. A small financial business based in British Columbia is trying to block Scotiabank's use of the name, saying it owns it and was using it first. A hearing is scheduled to begin on June 18 in Vancouver in British Columbia Supreme Court. (   Continued...