PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Jan 30
Jan 30 (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
** Canada's spy agency will be granted the authority to intervene and disrupt threats to national security in a massive expansion of its powers as the federal government tries to make it easier to thwart terror plots at home and abroad, sources say. (bit.ly/1ETcOLQ)
** Keystone XL backers in the Senate voted decisively Thursday to strip U.S. President Barack Obama of decision-making authority over the controversial Canadian oil sands pipeline, triggering a political confrontation between the Republican-controlled Congress and the Democratic president. (bit.ly/1zcErPD)
** School boards across Ontario are spending C$1 billion a year, 5 percent of their provincial operating budgets, on buildings with an excess of empty space, money that should be used for student programs, Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals says. (bit.ly/1zFVsDx) Continued...