PRESS DIGEST- Canada-Feb 18

Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:16am EST
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Feb 18 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Cenovus Energy Inc, one of Canada's major oil sands firms, has turned to the market to raise at least C$1.5-billion ($1.21 billion) to help fund its already-reduced 2015 budget. The company said on Tuesday that it had raised the cash from a bought deal, selling 67.5 million shares for C$22.25 each. (

** Tax relief is on the way this year for some of British Columbia's poorest families, but the provincial budget unveiled on Tuesday offers no new benefits to offset an array of government fee increases that most middle-class British Columbians will face. (

** The New Democratic Party is taking up the fight against Ottawa's anti-terrorism bill, planning to oppose the legislation on the grounds it gives too much power to security agencies to spy on the government's political enemies, party officials said. (