PRESS DIGEST- Canada- March 9

Wed Mar 9, 2016 5:57am EST
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March 9 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Imperial Oil Ltd has reached a deal to sell 497 Esso-brand retail gas stations to five fuel distributors for $2.8 billion, as the company seeks to focus on its expanding oil sands and refining businesses.(

** The Liberal Canadian government has placed Transport Canada under special oversight for repeatedly missing internal financial targets - a highly unusual move targeting a federal department. (

** Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama are expected to commit their two countries to slash methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by at least 40 per cent as part of a bilateral approach to curb climate change.(