PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Jan 29

Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:50am EST
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Jan 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** When the Bank of Canada slashed its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points last week, the big question was whether the Big Six banks would follow suit. But within hours of the surprising rate cut, Toronto-Dominion Bank said it was considering holding its prime rate steady. During this time, three banks privately told The Globe and Mail that they were closely watching each other's actions. If one cut, it was clear they all would. (

** Declining enrolment is taking a huge toll on Canada's largest school board, and one in five schools now are targets for possible closing. The Toronto District School Board released a list on Wednesday evening that compares the number of students an institution can accommodate to its enrolment numbers. (

** Canada is being dragged into "overzealous" financial regulation by a global campaign to root out risky bank lending practices, former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge argues in a new report. (   Continued...