PRESS DIGEST- Canada-June 1

Wed Jun 1, 2016 7:07am EDT
 
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June 1 (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

** The federal government is increasing the amount it pays to veterans who are so incapacitated they can no longer work, but many of those who currently make the least will get raises of just a couple percentage points while those at higher ranks will get 20 percent more.(bit.ly/1XOR4LY)

** Hunter Tootoo suddenly resigned as fisheries minister Tuesday evening after informing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he had lost control over his drinking and needed treatment for alcohol abuse. (bit.ly/1TJqlvs)

** New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant remains squarely behind the controversial Energy East pipeline project, despite the virtual elimination of the price difference between North American oil and imported crude that provided the C$15 billion ($11.47 billion) project with one of its key selling points. (bit.ly/1r2BOOR)

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