PRESS DIGEST- Canada - July 1

Fri Jul 1, 2016 7:22am EDT
 
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July 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

** A disparity in the wages of two groups of workers at Canada Post is a pressing issue in negotiations between the Crown corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. If an agreement can't be struck by Saturday, the issue could be one factor behind a possible strike or lockout. (bit.ly/29ee72H)

** Enbridge Inc and its oil industry partners have seen their faint hope for the Northern Gateway pipeline project dealt a major blow on Thursday as the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the permit issued by the federal cabinet two years ago. (bit.ly/29bub1F)

** Canada's federal government is moving toward a restrictive market for recreational marijuana, vowing to impose potency limits, controls on advertising and strict rules over the production and sale of the drug. Ottawa has unveiled a nine-member panel to draw up Canada's new marijuana framework, sending out the clearest signal to date that it is not bowing to the demands of members of the illegal pot industry that has boomed in recent months. (bit.ly/29ayzQZ)

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