PRESS DIGEST- Canada-May 22

Fri May 22, 2015 8:19am EDT
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May 22 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc says it will expand its presence in Canada over coming years as the serial acquirer becomes an increasingly weighty presence on the country's benchmark equity index. (

** BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive Officer John Chen saw a dramatic drop in his pay package for fiscal 2015. Chen's total compensation for fiscal 2015 was $3.4 million, compared with $85.8 million in the previous year, according to the company's regulatory filing ahead of the annual shareholders' meeting next month. (

** The latest in a series of proposed Canadian class-action suits over potentially deadly airbags was launched Thursday, this one over those installed in Chrysler vehicles. The lawsuits claim Japan-based Takata Corp and its U.S. subsidiary negligently designed and manufactured "life-threatening and dangerous" bag inflators that were installed in millions of vehicles. (