PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Jan 19

Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:53am EST
 
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Jan 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 GLOBE AND MAIL

** Energy economists said a prolonged slump in oil prices would further slow down two proposed pipelines already hamstrung by court challenges and community opposition in British Columbia. (bit.ly/15qjzIH)

** Toronto residents will get their first indication this week of Mayor John Tory's financial plans - and a chance to see if he can make good on campaign promises to freeze Toronto Transit Commission fares and hold residential tax increases at or below the rate of inflation. (bit.ly/1ui4S6f)

** Two days after Target Corp announced it will shut down its Canadian stores, weekend shoppers turned out in full force in search of bargains. No official closing day sales were announced by Target, but droves of frenzied shoppers made the journey anyway. (bit.ly/1uhKHQf)   Continued...