March 29, 2017 / 10:30 AM / a year ago

PRESS DIGEST-Canada - March 29

March 29 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday aimed at boosting coal-fired electricity and unraveling key elements of his predecessor's climate-change policies – a move that will increase political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's own climate agenda.

** The Ontario government is taking steps to boost consumer confidence in the industry for newly-built homes in the province. A new standalone regulator will provide better oversight of home builders, Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles said.

** Canada is bracing for an intense global technology race as Ottawa, the provinces and corporations pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the burgeoning artificial intelligence sector in a bid to keep the country competitive as it faces technological changes in the year ahead.


** Two Canadian gold giants, Barrick Gold Corp and Goldcorp Inc, will form a partnership in Chile's gold belt in a multi-faceted deal that will see Goldcorp commit nearly $1 billion as miners look for creative solutions to find and fund new sources of growth.

** The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that cabinet ministers are not entitled to wait "as many years as they see fit" before responding to valid requests from the public.

** Boston Pizza is banking on a tech-forward urban restaurant concept as casual dining chains across the country are struggling to hold on to customer traffic. (Compiled by Shalini Nagarajan in Bengaluru)

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