PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Feb 17

Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:36am EST
 
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Feb 17 (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

** Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is planning to buy specialty insurer Brit Plc in a C$2.3-billion ($1.86 billion) deal. (bit.ly/1EjTGpv)

** The number of known measles cases in Southern Ontario doubled over the Family Day weekend, as officials took the extraordinary step of publicly warning hundreds of patrons of a Christian youth gathering in Toronto to watch out. (bit.ly/1AMBCW7)

** The cost of Canada's role in the battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq has hit C$122 million ($98.5 million) and the government is asking Parliament to cut a cheque to the military as it deliberates continuing a mission the Conservatives appear set to extend. (bit.ly/1Jn0tp8)

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